Rugby World Cup to visit Snowdon summit as part of 2015 Trophy Tour

Later this month, rugby’s greatest prize the Webb Ellis Cup, will be taking a special trip to the summit of Snowdon as part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour.

The tour was launched 100 days before the opening match on June 10, and will visit Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and England before arriving at Twickenham Stadium on September 18 ahead of the Opening Ceremony.

As part of the Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, people will be able to see the trophy at Snowdon Mountain Railway in Llanberis after its journey to the summit.

Alan Kendall, general manager at Snowdon Mountain Railway said:

“We’re delighted to be hosting this special event where people can come and have their photo taken with the Webb Ellis Cup.

“The Trophy will also be taking a trip to the summit and we’re thrilled to play our part to ensure this iconic event goes ahead without a hitch.

“It’s yet another historic occasion and follows a similar journey made by the Queen’s baton and three of European football’s most prestigious trophies last year.

“We wish the Wales squad the very best of luck and look forward to welcoming the world cup back when they’ve won the tournament.”

The trophy will be on display at Snowdon Mountain Railway on Thursday 26th June 2015 from 10.30am until 12 noon.

Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour information can be viewed at, full details on the locations and events will updated in the coming months.