About Rugby Railway Station
Rugby Railway Station is the main train station serving Rugby, the second largest town in Warwickshire. Opening in the late 1800s, it was originally an auxiliary station to Rugby Central Station, and known as Rugby Midland until the former's closure in 1970. The station's had extensive improvement works throughout the 2000s, which included the construction of a new platform, ticket office and entrance.
Coming to Rugby?
Rugby is famous for being the birthplace of one of the world's most popular sports, but there's much more to see and do in this charming town. Visitors can enjoy exploring the town's ancient past at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, browse a range of curious shops in the town's old quarter, or get active exploring the bucolic Draycote Water reservoir.
The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum
As the birthplace of the game, it's unsurprising that Rugby is home to one of the most prominent museums in the UK dedicated to one of its most popular pastimes: the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum. Housed in the building where a bootmaker created the first ever rugby ball, the museum is full of memorabilia and fascinating displays charting the roots and development of the sport. It's also home to a famous statue of William Webb Ellis - the impromptu inventor of the sport.
Planning a trip to Rugby Railway Station? Travelodge Rugby Central Hotel is just outside the station, and Travelodge Rugby Dunchurch Hotel is a 15-minute drive away.