Newmarket in Suffolk is the home of horseracing. It was once the sporting playground for royalty and is now home to over 3000 horses and boasts two racecourses. The racecourses host two of the five British Classic Races plus countless race days and the July Festival, one of the most glamourous events in the racing calendar.
The National Horse Racing Museum is in the center of the town
With Discover Newmarket you can go behind the scenes and be part of some of racing’s sacred and cultural institutions; the Jockey Club Rooms, Tattersalls – the world’s oldest auction house, trainers’ yards, The National Stud and the famed gallops. Tours for groups and individuals run all year round. Public tour dates are available with an option for you to design your own bespoke tour.
Another of Newmarket’s top attractions is Palace House. This fantastic site is the home of the National Horse Racing Museum, as well as being the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses charity. This venue sits in the remains of King Charles II and was named Suffolk Museum of the Year in 2017 and they offer up a variety of exciting exhibitions throughout the year and it is also home to the fantastic on-site restaurant The Tack Room.
Get up close to the horses on a Discover Newmarket tour of the National Stud in Newmarket
Some of Newmarket’s attractions are best experienced in the mornings on a Discover Newmarket tour . Watch the town come to life as the riders put their equine colleagues through their paces on the Training Grounds or go behind-the-scenes in the historic stable yards.
There’s also plenty to do in Newmarket after dark, including excellent bars and restaurants, après racing parties at Newmarket Racecourses, and Newmarket Nights, a series of concerts after racing in the summer.
When looking for a hotel in Newmarket you’ll find lots of choice. Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa nestled in three acres of manicured gardens is the perfect place to rest a busy day at the races. But no matter where you stay, the excitement of life in Newmarket will be unforgettable.