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Explore Newmarket in Suffolk

Newmarket in Suffolk is the home of horseracing. Once the sporting playground for royalty, the historic town boasts two racecourses and plays host to two of the five British Classic Races plus countless racedays and the July Festival, one of the most glamourous events in the racing calendar.

If you’re fascinated by the Sport of Kings or if you love learning more about history and heritage, then Newmarket in Suffolk is where you need to be.

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.

As of late 2016, Newmarket became home to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and British Sporting Art, the Suffolk Museum of the Year is a world-class centre for sport and culture, and home to retired racehorses in the Retraining of Racehorses programme.

Some Newmarket attractions are best experienced at dawn. Go on a Discover Newmarket tour to see the town come to life in the mornings 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 race parties at Newmarket Racecourses, and Newmarket Nights, a series of after-race summer concerts.

When looking for a hotel in Newmarket you’ll find lots of choice. But no matter where you stay, the excitement of life in Newmarket will be unforgettable.

Use the tabs on this page to find out more about Newmarket, and start planning your perfect trip.

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