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Rugby - Visit the School's Close where William Webb Ellis first picked up the ball and the game of Rugby began. Rugby town centre is an ideal place for a relaxed and enjoyable shopping expedition with a wide range of shops and stores on offer also a brilliant selections of places to eat and drink.
Braunston - Where the Grand Union and Oxford Canal meet a perfect place to moor and watch the brightly coloured narrow boats pass by. Walk into the village of Braunston and have lunch and a pint of real ale at one of the village locals. Braunston - where the Grand Union and Oxford Canal meet a perfect place to moor and watch the brightly coloured narrow boats pass by. Walk into the village of Braunston and have lunch and a pint of real ale at one of the village locals.
Banbury - Take a tour of the Tooley's Boatyard and view the dry dock, forge and machine workshop to discover what life is like in a busy working Boatyard. Bring the nursery rhyme to life with a visit to Banbury Cross where you can see the famous statue 'View the Fine Lady Upon a White Horse'
Stoke Bruerne - Visit The Canal Museum where you can learn how the engineers plotted the route of the canal and how the Blisworth Tunnel was built. Take a walk along The Grand Union Canal Walk which follows the canal go south to Grafton Regis or north over Blisworth Hill following the old toll road.
Foxton Locks - Moor up and walk along the tow-path which leads you past fields of grazing sheep and cattle. Walk to the to the top of the staircase locks and watch the colourful boats make their halting progress up the flight of locks. Visit the museum and learn how life would be for the canal folk who lived and worked on the narrow boats.See our other locations
Address : Consul Road, Rugby. CV21 1NR
By Road :
If you are approaching from the Southeast or Northwest via the M6 motorway exit at junction 1.Take the A426 towards Rugby. Go straight across the first four roundabouts passing under a disused railway viaduct.
Then go right around the roundabout and come back towards the viaduct. Consul Road is the first left by the Peugeot garage.
The boatyard entrance is 200 yards on the right.
If you are approaching from the North via the M1 motorway exit junction 20.Take the A427 towards Lutterworth/Rugby.Turn left at the traffic lights onto A426 Rugby for 4 miles.At the junction of the A426 and M6 motorway follow instructions as above.If you are approaching from the South via the A426 you will come through the village of Dunchurch.Take all signs that direct you to the M6 North.
Follow the road towards Rugby town centre (A426) and still keep following all the signs to M6 North. This will eventually bring you to Avon Mill Roundabout.Turn right at this roundabout and travel up the dual carriageway, turning left just past the viaduct onto Consul Road.
(Consul Road is the first left after the viaduct) The boatyard entrance is 200 yards on the right.
By Rail :
You can either take a taxi to the marina from Rugby train station or walk, although it is 40 minutes.
For information about train timetables and ticket costs for all mainline rail transport please go to www.thetrainline.com.
By Air : From Birmingham, Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Nottingham, Coventry or East Midlands use either the train or National Express to get to the centre of Rugby then get a taxi to the base. Please see www.nationalexpress.com for details on national coach travel.
|Route Name||Route Type||Days||Cruising Hours||Locks|
|Coventry and return from Rugby||Stag/Hen||4.00||15.50||2|
|Napton and return from Rugby||Few Locks||4.00||13.00||6|
|Market Bosworth and the tranquil Ashby Canal and the Medieval battlefields Visitor Centre at Bosworth||Few Locks||4.00||24.50||2|
|Stoke Bruerne and return from Rugby||Rural||5.00||26.50||32|
|Atherstone and return from Rugby||Few Locks||5.00||19.00||2|
|Banbury and return from Rugby||Rural||8.00||40.00||48|
|Cropredy and return from Rugby||Weeks Holiday||8.00||32.00||42|
|Market Harborough and return from Rugby||Rural||8.00||43.50||52|
|Snarestone and return from Rugby||Few Locks||8.00||34.00||2|
|Warwickshire ring Rugby 7 nights||Kids||8.00||54.50||105|
|Warwick and return from Rugby||Rural||8.00||31.50||56|
|Aylesbury and return from Rugby||Kids||11.00 to 15.00||70.00||114|
|Oxford and return from Rugby||Longer Stay||11.00 to 15.00||67.50||84|
|Warwickshire ring Rugby 14 nights||Kids||11.00 to 15.00||60.50||121|
|Leicester ring from Rugby||n/a||15.00||77.00||101|
Accommodation : Please check www.hotelshopuk.com or www.laterooms.com for special rates.
Rugby Roma Cars - Tel: 07793 550861 / 07793 550862
Call A Car - Tel: 01788 540800 Car Hire Car Hire https://www.rhinocarhire.com/
The most convenient store is Tesco which is next door to the base - telephone 0845 6779587, www.tesco.com and Sainsburys that is 2.7 miles away - telephone 01788 522080, www.sainsburys.co.uk.
There is also a Co-op Store, McDonalds, KFC and service station 5 minutes from the base.
Bike Hire : http://www.stratfordbikehire.com/- We also provide a cycle delivery service for Stratford upon Avon and the Midlands, including Leamington Spa, Coventry , the surrounding area of Warwickshire and the Cotswolds .