Where to Travel While at the 2015 Rugby World Cup

September 08, 2015

Rugby is a very popular sport in not only the UK, but throughout the commonwealth. If you find yourself in the UK during the 2015 Rugby World Cup (lucky you), then you might be wondering what places are worth visiting. The truth is, the UK has a lot to offer and each of the locations where the matches are being held, offers something a little different. I’ve chosen my top 5 locations and will give you some suggestions of fun attractions in the area to visit while you’re at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.


1) Brighton
Some of the matches will be held in this seaside town. Brighton is really a world class destination, with so much on offer. From the stunning and very charming Royal Pavilion to the Theatre Royal, you’re spoiled for beautiful buildings in Brighton. There’s also the Brighton Wheel, affording you great views of this city. Wandering down The Lanes is a great way to get some shopping in, and if you’ve brought children along, fear not as Brighton is home to a wonderful Toy and Model museum. Of course, the Pier is worth a visit too, especially around sunset and don’t forget your camera.

2) Manchester
Fancy yourself a bit of a museum buff? Well then you must add Manchester to your 2015 Rugby World Cup tour list. Here you’ll find a great variety of museums, namely the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Manchester, the People’s History Museum, the National Football Museum and the Jewish Museum. You can also discover numerous art galleries, the stunning Fletcher Moss Botanical Gardens, as well as a bustling Chinatown. This is the place to go if you want to learn, discover and enjoy.

3) Gloucester
Gloucester is another cultural hot spot in the UK, home to many gorgeous churches including Gloucester’s Cathedral and St Mary’s Church. The Gloucester’s Folk Museum is worth a visit if you’re in the mood for something a little different. Here you’ll also find the National Waterways Museum, sure to delight those young and old. This small city packs a lot of punch and would be a great addition to your visit for the Rugby World Cup.

4) London
Could any list of the UK be complete without a mention of London? It is one of the most charming cities in Europe and one of those places you could visit ten times and still have plenty left to do. From the famous sites such as the Big Ben, to spending an afternoon wandering around Hyde Park, London is one of those places where half the fun is simply being there, wrapped up in the busyness of it all. If you’re foodie, head to Camden Market and enjoy some of the best food on offer. If you’re a shopper, you’ll be delighted with the shopping on offer on Oxford Street.

For more information on the 2015 Rugby World Cup, check out this infographic by Grassform Group below: