Directions to Rugby School & The Close:
FROM THE SOUTH (M1/SE AND SW)
From the M1: Leave the motorway at junction 17 (for Coventry M45). At the first roundabout [M45/A45 junction] take the second exit for Dunchurch.
From the SW: Access the A45 in the south of Coventry area, and follow directions as above, but taking the first exit.
Both routes: Continue into Dunchurch, just over a mile, and turn left at the traffic lights in the village centre. Continue out of Dunchurch until the roundabout and take the second exit [for Northampton, M1 and Hillmorton]. Continue about a mile until a minor crossroads by the speed camera and turn left here [Rugby and St Cross] into Barby Road. Just over a mile later, past School polo fields, Springhill playing fields and the hospital all on the right, to the top of the hill you pass School buildings on the right, then on both sides. The Close is on the left. Entrance is opposite Horton Crescent and in through the Bookshop gates
* If you have Satnav, you may be directed on a slightly shorter route from the south, but regular travellers find that less convenient, less attractive and may actually take longer.
FROM THE NORTH (VIA M1 OR M6, OR EAST VIA A14)
From the North via M1: Leave the motorway at junction 20, Lutterworth, and take the third exit for the A426 [Rugby]; you cross the A5 then pass junction 1 of the M6.
From the North via M6: Leave the motorway at junction 1, take the third exit on to the A426 [Rugby]. From the A14, continue on to the M6 (West), turn off at junction 1 and take the first exit onto the A426 for Rugby.
From all three routes: Continue on the A426 over the next three roundabouts until reaching the fourth with Tesco to the left. Continue straight on, through traffic lights, then take the first exit at the following roundabout [Town Centre and St Cross]. Head up Corporation Street, straight through the traffic lights at Asda and turn left at the next set of traffic lights [Webb Ellis public house on left]. Keep in the left hand lane which guides you past the School on the right. Take the first right into Barby Road [St Cross Hospital] and The Close is to the right. Entrance is opposite Horton Crescent and in through the Bookshop gates