Days Out In Newmarket
Newmarket is an attractive market town situated on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border and famous throughout the world as the home of Horseracing.
In the town centre you will find an interesting collection of retail experiences; from familiar brands, to various independent and unique family-run businesses dealing in everything from famous sausages to antiques. Newmarket also boasts high standards of accommodation, including luxury hotels and boutique bed and breakfast accommodation, all within footsteps of the centre.
If it's horses and horseracing you are interested in, then why not visit Newmarket Racecourses? Attend an event at The Rowley Mile, or spend the evening on the July Course at one of the Newmarket Nights, when racing is followed by a concert featuring top performers such as Kaiser Chiefs and McFly.
Discover Newmarket offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing's headquarters and to see the equine stars at work. Guided tours for groups and individuals can be organised for a half-day, full-day or longer and accommodation can be arranged if required. Discover Newmarket act as a single point of contact, providing tailored itineraries to ensure that you get everything you want out of your visit and more. Tours include visits to a racehorse trainers yard, the famous gallops, the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum, Jockey Club Rooms, Sheikh Mohammed’s breeding operation Darley, Tattersalls bloodstock auction house, Newmarket Racecourse and much more.
Try your hand at interactive racing on the Grand National simulator or ride the mechanical horse at the award-winning National Horseracing Museum, where you can discover racing's colourful history. Find out about Red Rum, Lester Piggott and other horse and human racing heroes, then admire the paintings and trophies, buy a souvenir and enjoy a warm drink and a scone in the café.
Don't miss a visit to the National Stud in 500 acres of beautiful countryside, one of the most prestigious stud farms in the country and the only one to open its doors to the public. Take a tour and visit the Foaling Unit and nursery paddocks in the early Spring, or visit the various yards and paddocks where you can watch the mares and foals grazing and enjoying the summer sunshine.