Twickenham is the Home of Rugby Union, with the first match there going back as far as 1909, so what greater treat for a RU fan than this special tour of the great stadium itself.
Twickenham stadium tour experiences
You can either have the normal tour run by a witty and knowledgeable tour guide, who will make the occasion come alive for you, or for a bit extra you get to tour with Gareth Chilcott, of Bath, England and British Lions fame. We chose the normal tour, which still covered the same areas of the ground, including the Royal Box, the England players’ dressing room and the players’ tunnel leading down to the pitchside
Twickenham tour review
We didn’t see anybody famous on our tour, even though we looked in on the members’ lounge. But the guide more than made up for it with a knowledge of Twickenham ground and the people who’d played there that led to a whole fund of funny stories and interesting facts. The sheer scale of the stadium takes some beating, and we were even allowed down to the edge of the pitch to examine the turf close to. I’d have liked to take a few shots for goal like Jonny Wilkinson, but since I’d not brought my boots, am a rubbish kicker, and they wouldn’t let us go marching round on the pitch, this dream never did come true!
The Rugby Museum at the end was a pleasure, and you even got a discount voucher for goods from the shop,
What’s the best thing about tours of Twickenham?
Like with all stadium tours, the guide made it. He was knowledgeable, witty, and kept us all enthralled (or in stitches) for the whole hour and a half we were with him.
I reckon it’s certainly worth a visit, and I can promise you that next time you watch England thrashing the All Blacks at Twickenham on TV, it will have a whole new dimension for you and you’ll be able to recognise much that you’ve seen on your tour.
So whether you’re an all-out rugby fan who never misses a game, or just like to watch the odd international match, then a tour of this world-famous ground will be a delight and well worth a visit.