Posted: 9th May 2019 | Back to news feed
For horse lovers, a visit to Newmarket is a must! It is the opportunity to take in a town that holds the unique distinction of being the Home of Horseracing. Every morning a spectacle unfolds as the town’s 3,000 equine residents go about their business on the famed training grounds. A Discover Newmarket Tour is the perfect way to go behind the scenes and experience this historic town.
The Jockey Club Rooms is one of Newmarket’s iconic locations. It’s not every day that you can go inside this prestigious member’s only venue but on certain dates throughout the year, Discover Newmarket hosts the Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour at The Jockey Club Rooms.
Enjoy a tour of this wonderful location before indulging in a Champagne Afternoon Tea, freshly prepared by Executive Head Chef Tim Turner and his team. The Afternoon Tea includes both sweet and savoury treats with a range of specially blended Jockey Club teas, the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
To find out more about the Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour at The Jockey Club Rooms, including available dates, then click here
This is the chance to go inside the only commercial stud farm open to the public in the UK. A guided tour of The National Stud is the chance to learn more about thoroughbred bloodstock and breeding. Tours last approximately 90 minutes and offer the chance to learn more about The National Stud, see the impressive stallions and spend time with mares and foals in the paddocks.
Tickets are just £11 per person or take advantage of a family ticket that includes two adults and two children for just £30. Children under five go free as do Blue Badge holders.
To find out more about taking a Tour of The National Stud then click here
Another of Newmarket’s iconic locations, the sales ring at Tattersalls has seen some of the best horses bought and sold here at various times throughout the year. A Tattersalls Tour is the chance to experience the high stakes world of buying thoroughbred racehorses.
This visit includes time on the training grounds in the morning, a behind-the-scenes look inside a racing yard before a visit to Palace House and then on to Tattersalls for a behind-the-scenes tour before sitting next to the sales ring and experiencing the excitement and thrill of the sales.
To see which dates are on offer and to book your places on the Tattersalls Tour then click here
No visit to Newmarket is complete without stopping in at Palace House, the home of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Housed inside the remains of King Charles II sporting palace is an impressive collection of British Sporting Art which boasts work by the likes of Sir Alfred Munnings and George Stubbs.
Learn more about the history of horseracing and celebrate some of the sport’s finest moments by browsing a collection of memorabilia from some of horseracing’s biggest names and finest achievements.
Experience what it is like to ride as a jockey in a race by having a go on the racehorse simulator before seeing the work done by the Retraining of Racehorses charity at their flagship home in the Rothschild Yard.
To learn more about Palace House and to book your tickets click here