Rugby Visitor Centre
Newton - Publisher's birthplace.
Newton was the birthplace of Edward Cave, an 18th century publisher who produced the famous 'Gentleman's Magazine', as well as many of the early works of Dr Johnson and reports of the debates in Parliament 40 years before the start of Hansard.
Newton is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and was held by the Monastery at Coombe until the Dissolution.
The former village of Biggin was, at the time of William the Conqueror, known as 'Home', meaning island, because it occupied a position between the River Avon and a brook and was often isolated by flood water.
Just north of Newton are the remains of Tripontium, the Roman settlement located on the Roman road Watling Street, now the A5. A collection of artefacts from this site are on permanent display at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Admission is free.
Open all the time
Situated 3 miles north-east of Rugby.
Public transport from Rugby: service n. 2 (Mon-Sat)
: 3 miles from Rugby station
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking allowed