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National Heritage Centre, Newmarket

Take a tour at the historic home of horseracing

For the all the thrill of the races, Newmarket is hard to beat. Get a rare chance to head behind the scenes of the mult-million pound industry. From the National Stud to training yards, members clubs to auction houses, and historic Palace House where it all started back in the 17th century - you'll experience something completely unique. One thing we do're onto a winning day out!


Discover NewmarketHead to the new multi-million pound attraction Palace House

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With a host of tours designed to give you an in-depth insight and taste of the world of horseracing, Discover Newmarket is perfect for racing enthusiasts, travel lovers and those new to racing. You don’t have to love horseracing to love Newmarket!

Perfectly situated among the cultural hubs of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds while also being in close proximity to London, Newmarket makes the ideal day out with a number of expert tour guides throughout the year, including the ever-popular Newmarket Experience Tours.  These tours are made up of half or full-days that take visitors to exclusive, rarely seen top trainers’ yards, the gallops in the morning and to other iconic locations.

If you’re after a sweet treat, book the Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour and walk in the footsteps of royalty, politicians and other key historical figures at the prestigious member’s only club, The Jockey Club Rooms.

The Gallops in NewmarketVisit the Gallops at Warren Hill for an awe-inspiring sight.

Embrace horseracing on a day out to Newmarket

The town’s official tour guide, Discover Newmarket, offers world-class, exclusive tours which take you behind the scenes in the headquarters of thoroughbred breeding, racing and training and its footprint on the town.

Newmarket has a rich heritage and links to a fascinating royal past having been home to the sporting palaces of King James I and King Charles II.

From February, The National Stud will throw open its gates to allow visitors to get up close with mares and foals, and future champions of the racecourse. You will also discover how these racehorses are born and raised.Public Tours will run through February to October Wednesday to Sunday at the following times:

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10.30am

Saturday and Sunday 10.30am and 1.30pm

Bank Holiday Weekends

On Bank Holiday Weekends there will be a tour on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 10.30am and 1.30pm

School Holidays

Tours of The National Stud run daily during the School Holidays at 10.30am

Discover NewmarketThe National Stud
Witness the thrill of the sale and history in the making as Thoroughbreds are sold for millions of Guineas at the oldest and most prolific bloodstock auctioneers in the world, Tattersalls. 
Go behind the scenes on a Tattersalls Tour and see a top trainer’s yard, learn what it takes to train, nurture and create champions from trainers such as John Gosden, Sir Mark Prescott, Marco Botti, Rae Guest, Charlie Fellowes and Ed Dunlop to name a few.
Tattersalls NewmarketThe thrill of Tattersalls and thoroughbreds going under the hammer
 Travel back in time and walk in the footsteps of King Charles II as you see where horseracing began and how it has shaped the world at Palace House, the home of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and British Sporting Art.
Spanning five acres in the heart of Newmarket, Palace House is situated in the remnants of King Charles II’s sporting palace and stables. The Heritage Centre comprises of three complementary attractions: The National Horseracing Museum, the Fred Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art and the flagship yard for the Retraining of Racehorses Charity which offers visitors the chance to meet former racehorses as they progress into their new careers after racing.


Palace House in NewmarketThe origins of horseracing at Palace House, part of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and British Sporting Art
A trip to Newmarket wouldn’t be complete without seeing champions in action on the track and enjoying a thrilling day at the races.
Racing days at NewmarketEnjoy a day at the races on the July Course or Rowley Mile

Tour Dates in 2020

If you’d like to book a tour or to find out more, visit Discover Newmarket 


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