Rugby area guide
Rugby is a market town in Warwickshire, England, close to the River Avon. The town has a population of 70,628 (2011 census), making it the second-largest town in the county. The town is the main settlement within the larger Borough of Rugby which has a population of 100,500
Centrally located, Rugby is at the heart of two of the UK motorway networks. Being just off Junction 1 M1 and Junction 19 of the M6. It also the perfect location for commuters to Birmingham or London with fast direct lines available from Rugby Railway Station.
Draycote Water is a 240-hectare (590-acre) reservoir and country park near the village of Dunchurch, 3.75 miles (6 km) south of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, owned and operated by Severn Trent Water. It draws its water from the River Leam, and supplies drinking water to Rugby and Coventry. It is named after the nearby hamlet of Draycote.
The reservoir was created in the 1960s and was opened in 1970, with a new pipe and pump installed in 2012. It has a capacity of up to 5 billion gallons (23 million m³) and a maximum depth of 70 feet (21 m). It is a site for birdwatching and has a bird hide, with a feeding station sponsored by the West Midland Bird Club. Severn-Trent manage an adjacent 20 acres (8 ha) country park. Draycote is used by cyclists, runners, windsurfers, fly fishers and for boating. Fishing is for brown trout and rainbow trout from the banks or from boats. A farm to the north east of the site has a herd of alpacas.
If you decide to live in Rugby, you will probably enjoy the many country outdoor establishments like parks and quaint villages. You will probably also enjoy the downtown market centre area that has a weekly open-air market in addition to shops, restaurants and a large selection of pubs.
There are many places that serve to be Rugby town landmarks and historical landmarks as well. These locations include The Rugby School Museum which has historical information about the town and the school. The Rugby Football Museum is the main attraction for many and a great source of pride for the town. Traditional Rugby balls are made in their original style by hand. There are tons of valuable rugby sport artifacts and memorabilia. The popular museum also has the Pathway of Fame Trail around the town to honour the most famous Rugby players and Rugby events.