Accommodation for the Rugby World Cup 2015
What are your plans for autumn 2015? When pressed, most people will concede that they have no plans: it’s hard enough planning from one week to the next, ever mind months or years ahead. Ask any keen rugby fan where they’ll be between 18th September and 31st October 2015 and they’ll answer in a heartbeat - at the Rugby World Cup in England.
Where to stay in England and Wales during the 2015 Rugby World CupThe Rugby World Cup promises to be an international spectacle like no other. As the tournament nears, however, accommodation is sure to be at a premium. If you’re eager to catch the action, now’s the time to secure a place to stay. HomeAway offers prime Rugby World Cup rentals in England and Wales’ host cities. The countdown starts now.
Tyne & Wear
The first round of the World Cup, known as the pool stage, involves all of the home nations as well as teams from the Americas and Asia. Matches will be held at venues across England and Wales, with the most northerly fixtures taking place at St James’ Park. Newcastle is a vibrant city with legendary nightlife and a beautiful quayside flanked by restaurants and museums. If your team’s scheduled to kick off in Newcastle, you’re in for a treat.
North West England
On 10th October, England will play the last match in their pool at Manchester City Stadium. Manchester is a city that’s packed with culture. Having grown from its industrial origins, the city mixes art galleries and museums with shopping malls and trendy quayside bars. An hour’s drive away lies Leeds, a lively student town that plays host to the Scottish rugby team on 27th September as well as the match between Italy and Canada that takes place a day later.
The county town of Leicestershire hosts the match between Argentina and Tonga on 4th October. Two days later, also in Leicester City Stadium, it’s Canada’s turn to kick off. With a history stretching back 2,000 years, there’s lots to see in Leicester including areas of outstanding natural beauty and ancient heritage. 50 minutes away lies the city of Birmingham where a World Cup fixture will take place on 27th September featuring Australia. In the same venue - Villa Park - South Africa and Samoa will compete 24 hours earlier.
Wales’ capital city boasts the exquisite Millennium Stadium which hosts concerts, football and of course the Rugby World Cup. A host of matches will take place here, from the pool stage through to the quarter finals, with matches scheduled for 17th and 18th October. Seventy minutes from Cardiff, you’ll find the historic town of Gloucester where the Kingsholm Stadium hosts Scotland on 23rd September and another fixture on 11th October.
Brighton & London
Located on England's south coast, Brighton is famously full of character. Take a walk along the colourful seafront, encompassing Brighton Pier, and the famous pebble beach. There’s also the town’s Regency architecture to admire and - lest we forget - Rugby World Cup fixtures on 19th and 20th September 2015. South Africa are up first, while in the second match it’s Samoa who’ll be taking to the field. From Brighton, you’re just a one-hour train ride to the capital where the climax to the Rugby World Cup is set to unfold. The knockout stages of the Rugby World Cup are to be held in a trifecta of world-class stadiums - Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium and two London arenas, at the Olympic Stadium and Twickenham, where the final will be held on 31st October. The capital’s stadia will also be involved during the earlier pool stages, with matches starting on 18th September. Accommodation in London will be scarce come the start of the tournament, so don’t wait to book your place for the finals of the Rugby World Cup 2015.