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Explore the Warwickshire countryside

Welcome to Rugby, Warwickshire

There are plenty of things to do and see in Warwickshire, and Rugby is the perfect place to explore. From sailing at Draycote Water to experiencing an adrenaline-filled day at Drayton Manor, we offer something for everyone.

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Draycote Water is a Midlands still water fishery and attracts fly anglers from all over the country. Known for its quality buzzer fishing, Draycote Water is the perfect place to spend the day.

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Draycote Water is a 650 acre reservoir offering a range of watersport activities and home to Draycote Water Sailing Club. The club is open 364 days a year for dinghy and windsurfing with class racing held on Sundays throughout the year and Wednesday evenings in summer. The club also offers racing sessions for corporate parties of up to 24 including a qualifies skipper to show you around.

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Draycote Water offers some of the best recreational inland windsurfing in the Midlands. With over 650 acres of exposed water, Draycote has steady, uninterrupted winds. The reservoir is on an open, elevated position providing clean and typically cross-shore wind, ideal for all ages and skill levels. Draycote Water Sailing Club offer a comprehensive, professional safety boat cover during sailing hours.

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Enjoy the beautiful Warwickshire countryside on wheels, take a picnic to the country park, and enjoy the views.

Local attractions

Draycote Water

Of course, we have to talk about Draycote Water. Located at the end of our very own golf course, Draycote Water is the perfect spot for sailing, picnics, walks, and cycling. This reservoir and country park is popular for families, couples, and groups of friends and offers beautiful views, the peaceful countryside, and an array of exciting activities.

The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum

Home of rugby, our lovely little town boasts lots of homages to the great sport. Located in the town centre near Rugby School, The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum showcases a large selection of rugby memorabilia including match balls that have been stitched in the shop for over 180 years.

Coventry Building Society Arena

Coventry Building Society Arena is a sports and events venue on the outskirts of Coventry. Home to a range of concerts, sports matches, conferences, and events, you can find Coventry Building Society Arena only 12 miles from Draycote.

Birmingham Airport

Located only 20 miles from Draycote, Birmingham Airport is situated nearby. Whether you’re visiting from overseas, need somewhere to stay before your holiday, or are looking for accommodation after a trip away, Draycote is only a short 35 minute drive from the airport.


Explore Shakespeare’s hometown, the beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon. In the summer and spring months you can hire a rowing boat and explore the idyllic River Avon, and in winter explore the fanciful Christmas markets and quirky pubs. Home to Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Swan Theatre, Waterside Theatre, and Courtyard Theatre, there are plenty of events throughout the year to suit every taste.

Drayton Manor

Located only 30 miles from Draycote, Drayton Manor is a popular theme park resort and zoo for families. Showcasing a selection of theme park rides for the adrenaline junkies, a selection of children’s rides, and a 15 acre zoo. Fun for all the family!

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conservation charity and offers fun for all the family 364 days a year. As one of the biggest and most popular zoos in the area with over 500 animals from over 100 different species including some of the most endangered on our planet, Twycross is worth a day trip.