Rugby, situated in the English county of Warwickshire, is only an hour train ride from London, and trains run to and from other major cities such as Birmingham and Nottingham. There is a regular train link to Birmingham International Airport. Buses are available from nearby Railway Terrace as well as taxis. Trains run on the West Coast Main Line and are operated by the Virgin Trains Company.
The town is most famous for the school of Rugby where legend has it that a local school boy, William Webb Ellis, first carried the ball during a football game, giving rise to the name and invention of the sport. He is further remembered in the William Webb Ellis Museum, for lovers of all things rugby-themed. A walk through the town will allow you to visit the Pathway of Fame and its plaques commemorating many of the sport's stars. Another famous inventor was born in Rugby - Sir Francis Whittle, who invented the jet engine in the town during the 1930s. One other famous son is the poet Rupert Brooke who attended the local Rugby school and whose sculpture can be seen in Jubilee Park.