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Top 5 UK Rugby Touring Destinations

Struggling to choose where to go on your next rugby tour? Here is our pick of the top 5 rugby touring destinations to help you decide.



Gloucester and its Kingsholm Stadium are set to show the world some great rugby in 2015, with six different teams showcasing their talent for The Rugby World Cup. But this isn’t the only reason why Gloucester is a great place to visit. Surround yourself in its rich historical past, with its magnificent cathedral, ancient buildings and Victorian Docks there is plenty to see. There is also an abundance of great shopping opportunities or enjoy one of the beautiful boat rides along the River Severn.

Here at STSW we are running a 3 day, 2 night, weekend tour, especially for mini and junior teams. Not only will you get to play against the local rugby team twice over the weekend, but there is also a chance to watch a fantastic premiership rugby game at Gloucester’s rugby ground.

West London:

The Twickenham stadium can be described as the home of English rugby as a staggering 82,000 spectators can enjoy a live match played on these grounds. It’s almost hard to believe how far this stadium has come from its humble cabbage patch beginnings. The area of West London is home to many manor houses and lush parklands, as well as having great transportation links into the heart of London for shopping, eating and enjoying the many attractions.

Our weekend tour package enables minis and juniors to play rugby against a local team, or have the chance to enjoy premiership rugby with a match day experience. We also offer the opportunity to tour Twickenham stadium and the World Rugby museum to enhance your weekend even more.



Situated on Cornwall’s North Coastline, Newquay prides itself on its fantastic sea views. The waters here are perfect for water sports such as surfing, it has been named the surfing capital of the UK. Newquay boasts a wide variety of nightclubs and pubs to satisfy the party animal within. This location showcases stunning views from its coastal paths and Cornish villages, making it a destination for everyone to enjoy.

We offer weekend tours to Cornwall’s premier resort. There is plenty of time to explore the beautiful beaches and villages before we play rugby against the local team. On route home we make a stop off to play another game of terrific rugby against another Cornish team.


Leicester Tigers

There is seemingly no end to what Leicester can offer, from its award winning Highcross Shopping Centre to its National Space Centre. There is always something going on in this busy city with its calendar full of events and festivals.

Leicester is also home to one of the most successful clubs in English rugby, The Leicester Tigers, a Guinness Premiership team.

Our Leicester weekend tour allows you to watch an Aviva premiership rugby match played, either by the Northampton Saints, or the Leicester Tigers. You’ll either get to play against a local team or enjoy a match day experience at Welford Road, followed by the opportunity to watch a premiership match. The last day enables you to play even more rugby against a local team. This weekend is sure to be action packed.


Millennium Stadium - Cardiff

As a host of the football at the 2012 Olympic games it is no surprise that Cardiff has some great sporting facilities including, football, rugby, cricket, athletics and an Olympic sized pool. Cardiff is home to the magnificent Millennium Stadium, an iconic ground that is a world-class stadium for rugby. Cardiff is a city specializing in sports, culture and entertainment, a place where you will definitely be spoilt for choice.

This weekend tour by STSW lets you play two great matches against local teams as well as the chance to watch Magners league game at the Cardiff Arms Park or Rodney Parade, Newport, if the team is playing a home match.

Thats our favourite top 5 rugby touring destinations across the UK. We look forward to experiencing them all again in 2015.

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