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The busy market town of Rugby is well known for the game that took its name and for the public school, but there’s much more to the town than excellent schools and fabulous green spaces. Your new build in Rugby has access to great cultural events and festivals as well as art galleries and theatres. Caldecott Park provides expansive green space with year-round walks, a playground and café.

If you would like your coffee with a side order of excellent shopping, head to Rugby’s town centre for markets on a Monday, Friday and Saturday as well as a pedestrianised shopping street and three shopping centres - Elliots Field Retail Park, Junction One Retail Park and Rugby Central - all packed with high street brands. Alternatively, grab a train and take a night out in Birmingham (31 minutes) or London (53 minutes).

Living in Rugby

Easy transport links from your new build

Your new build in Rugby is ideally placed for easy commutes into London Euston and Birmingham, taking 53 minutes and 32 minutes respectively. The M6 starts to the north west of the town, where the M1 crosses the A14 to Kettering (27 miles). Within easy commute are the towns of Northampton (26 miles) via the M1, Coventry (13 miles) via the A45 and Birmingham (35 minutes) via the M6. If you'd like to jet off, the nearest airport is Birmingham, less than 30 minutes drive!

School and sports from your door

One of the many reasons why you should choose a new build in Rugby is the excellent choice of schools, including grammar and independent choices as well as top state schools - many rated as Outstanding and Good. The prestigious Rugby School was founded in 1567 and is one of England’s oldest public schools.

As well as excellent schools, the your new home in Rugby has excellent leisure facilities with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Centre offering a wide range of facilities. The Ken Marriott Leisure Centre and Harris Sports Centre also provide a range of pools, pitches and courts.

Green space and parks near your new home

Close to your new build in Rugby is Caldecott Park, a well-loved green space that brims with award-winning floral displays during spring and summer. Providing a wide range of recreational facilities, it includes two new play areas, a multi-use sports area and a café.

A little further afield, the 630-acre reservoir of Draycote Water is a fantastic place to enjoy a walk or bike ride, or even a spot of sailing. And, from your home in Rugby you can enjoy an evening out with the Rugby Theatre Society venue, a Cineworld multi-screen cinema or a wide selection of world cuisine restaurants and bars. 

Your new home, the birthplace of Rugby

Renowned throughout the world as the birthplace of rugby, your new home, Rugby, celebrates its place in sporting history at the Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum. You can also visit the momentous spot at Rugby School where, in 1823, the young William Web Ellis first picked up the ball and ran. Little did he know his actions on that day would lead to the birth of Rugby Union, Rugby League and American Football!

New build homes in Rugby

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses in Rugby and new builds in Warwickshire, including new homes in Royal Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. To find out more about our available properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…