Newmarket is around 10 miles West of Bury St Edmunds, right on the border of Essex and Cambridge and is considered the birthplace and national centre of horse racing. But there is so much more to this market town than horses!
It has a wealth of history and links with royalty dating back to 1605. Visit Palace House for a 3 in 1 experience of equestrian art, sporting art and historical importance as well as the opportunity to experience ex-racehorses being re-trained on the 5 acre site.
If horseracing really is your thing then the National Stud is a must! With a number of different tours available you’ll be able to see some of the most valuable horses and learn so much about this incredible industry.
The most popular events in the town are in the summer when the July Festival commences. Book early to avoid disappointment and enjoy an extremely enjoyable day out of horse racing and live music on Newmarket Nights.
This market town has a small high street with a selection of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. It also boasts impressive features like the grand Clock Tower in High Street, the King Edward VII Memorial Gardens, the War Memorial Gardens, or Cleveland House.