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Historic Rugby

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Charming historic town with great potential

Rugby is a charming Victorian era village in the middle of nowhere. It is worth the trip out of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maryville, Tennessee
Quaint, Historical, Laid Back

We are lucky enough to live in Knoxville, and a Saturday afternoon drive to Rugby is something we... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the first Queen's Tea in Historic Rugby and it was absolutely delightful. The tea was held at the Uffington House and it was like taking a step back in time. A lot of thought and work went into decorating for this event. Lots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank foxymamaruth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rugby is a charming Victorian era village in the middle of nowhere. It is worth the trip out of the way for those taking the tour (only certain days) or attending one of their special events. Start with the visitor center. We found staff to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bigfanofoldccm
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic weekend getaway in Historic Rugby. The 57 residents of this tiny Victorian village love their hometown and are happy to share it with visitors. Several lodging arrangements are available in homes. Restaurants are limited, so consider a place that includes meals....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank DPMack13
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Don’t miss an opportunity to take a trip back in time. Stop in the Visitors Center watch the video and ask questions. Sue was such a wonderful host. You can immediately see that every one here has knowledge and passion for this village. Thank you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jenniferhI1397ZI
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous picturesque place. It’s remote and beautiful. It’s entirely relaxing to be disconnected from anywhere. I enjoy walking through the village and the trails, each time we visit. Christmas in particular is our favorite time of year.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ojolley92
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a charming destination with many historic offerings. Unfortunately, having visited friends there many times who live in the village, I can tell you that in order for this place to succeed on a larger and wider-known level it needs to operate more professionally....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Wanderlust1720abc
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Rugby is such a sweet little town steeped in history. Be sure to take the tour from the visitor center. If possible, take the tour with Jordan. He’s wonderful & truly gifted when it comes to leading a tour with both adults and children. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie P
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We are lucky enough to live in Knoxville, and a Saturday afternoon drive to Rugby is something we can do at least once a year. It is always relaxing and we enjoy a meal at the Harrow Road Cafe and shopping in the three shops...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Buckeye017
Reviewed August 8, 2018

I do not understand the "disappointed" reviews. This is not a place to go for drinking, partying or wild time, or amusement parks for the kids. It is a beautiful, peaceful, historic village with 65 permanent residents. There are a few cottage rentals and boarding...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank RessieA
Reviewed July 31, 2018

If you have time it is a nice place to see and learn about history of this region. The price is cheap, it's just the time to drive there. But, there are Bed and Breakfast Place to stay with old fashion breakfast.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank chefpierre48
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June 24, 2017|
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Response from HistoricRugbyInc | Property representative |
Yes and no. It depends upon what all you want to make a part of your trip. The tour lasts approx. an hour, and you'll want to check out the our shops that carry local artisan crafts and British favorites. We also have... More