Take your rugby tour to the next level with behind-the-scenes opportunities through our official Bath Rugby partnership.
Stood pitch side at The Rec, with your back to the River Avon, looking to your left at the Rugby Posts, old clubhouse, Pulteney Bridge & Georgian Terraces, you face one of English Rugby’s most iconic sights. If there is a capital city of Rugby in England, it is here.
The fact that Bath is, in our opinion, the country’s most beautiful city too, gives two unsurpassable reasons to consider the city as your next tour base. Away from matchdays on The Rec, Bath Rugby hang their hat at the opulent Farleigh House Estate. This majestic Georgian mansion is the most spectacular rugby facility we have seen in Europe. The original walled garden is now a half-size 3G set-piece training pitch, the outbuildings house a powerlifters paradise & the old towers of the mansion now hosts the state-of-the-art nerve centre of English Rugby’s most successful club.
You can visit the manor for a coaching experience, tour, lectures on training & many more possibilities besides. With Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Dorset & Wiltshire all in easy distance of Bath, your touring opposition will be clubs from the core of English Rugby’s most traditional & historic heartland.
1. A day in the life of a Bath Rugby Player
2. Tickets to the Rec to watch Bath Rugby
3. Behind the scenes tour of Farleigh House
4. Excellent hosts that provide great hospitality
5. Visiting one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Britain
Arrive at your City Centre Accommodation
Spend a couple of hours exploring the surroundings
In the evening, catch Bath Rugby in AVIVA Premiership action at The Rec
Wake Up to a Full English Buffet Breakfast
Transfer to The Rec or Farleigh House for your be a pro experience
Start the day with a Q&A with a Professional Player
Afterwards, take to the field to have a coaching session with Bath Coaches
At Lunch, Eat Like a Pro
Learn what to put in your bodies with a Nutrition lecture from an expert
Finish the day with a tour of The Rec or Farleigh House
Head back to Bath for dinner at CAU Steakhouse
Full English Buffet Breakfast
Transfer to local rugby club for your tour fixture
TOUR MATCH ONE
Post Match Dinner and Hospitality
Afternoon playing Bubble/ Zorb Football
Travelling to Bath by Coach is simple. The city is on the M5 motorway with good access from Leeds, Manchester & London. Bath is also very accessible to touring teams from Wales.
Travel times by Coach are as follows:
The Italiante mansion is a visually striking building and boasts stunning architecture, complemented by a homely, comfortable interior. With two separate buildings - the main building and The Lodge annexe - the hostel makes for superb low cost accommodation in this pretty city. YHA Bath is on Bathwick Hill, with great views of the city centre. We are within walking distance of the University of Bath and the centre of Bath itself.
May Day Bank Holiday Weekend plays host to the South West derby between Bath and Gloucester at The Rec. This blockbuster will be a fantastic addition to any tour to Bath.