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  • 1. History of Newmarket

    The market town of Newmarket is steeped in horseracing history. Racing at this Suffolk town has been dated back as long ago as 1174, which makes Newmarket the earliest known venue of racing of post-classical times. Looking back over the years it was King Charles II who started the horse racing that we all know today. The Rowley Mile gets its name from his horse ‘Old Rowley...Read more’. The first rules for racing were created for racing enthusiast Charles II and his loyal subjects back in 1664 when they raced on this Newmarket course. Read less

  • 2. Now in Newmarket

    Newmarket is the place to visit for devoted horseracing fans. It is also a beautiful market town that offers far more than horseracing in terms of visitor appeal, including quaint streets filled with historical buildings, shops and, of course, bookmakers. For horseracing fans there is nowhere better than Newmarket. It is said that there are 2,500 horses being trained in this ...Read moretown at any one particular time. There is always something to see in connection with horses and in Newmarket you will find the National Stud, Tattersalls Sales Ring, the National Horseracing Museum and also the very impressive Newmarket Racecourses: there are two on Newmarket Heath which are the Rowley Mile and the July Course. While in Newmarket you may also like to visit the Animal Health Trust; the grand Clock Tower in Newmarket’s High Street, the War Memorial Gardens, Cleveland House and the King Edward VII Memorial Gardens. Read less

  • 3. Events in Newmarket

    Many of the events staged in Newmarket centre on Newmarket Racecourses: the home of racing. There is a regular calendar of events held at the racecourses, including events such as a home and garden show and a motor show. For music lovers the Newmarket Nights held at the Newmarket Racecourses are not-to-be-missed. These popular and successful music events have been held for mo...Read morere than quarter of a century. They have featured stars including Ronan Keating, Bryan Adams, Simply Red, Atomic Kitten and The Sugababes and always attract sell-out audiences after racing on balmy summer Friday evenings. Read less

  • 4. Attractions in Newmarket

    Newmarket’s attractions largely centre on horseracing. Two great places to visit are the National Horseracing Museum and the National Stud. The National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket’s High Street presents you with stories about racing from its early origins in Newmarket through to today. Visitors love to ride the horse simulator and to jump on a behind the scenes minib...Read moreus tour of a trainer’s yard, the gallops and the equine swimming pool. Ask before you visit if you are part of a group as there are group discounts available. The National Stud offers a fascinating guided tour to visitors. The stud aims to ensure that the world of bloodstock is made accessible to the wider general public. Between February and September guided tours are given twice a day. There’s an extra tour on Newmarket Race Nights. Read less

  • 5. Things To Do in Newmarket

    There’s no shortage of things to do in Newmarket and the surrounding area. Have a thrilling day out at the races at one of Newmarket’s two racecourses, or visit the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum or Tattersalls Sale Ring. If you fancy some retail therapy then there are some great shops here. Visit the long established and much loved clothing company Goldin...Read moregs of Newmarket. There are some fine restaurants for eating out at, as well as a great choice of accommodation. Read less

  • 6. Business in Newmarket

    It’s no surprise that much of the business in and around Newmarket is connected to horseracing: the town is thought of as the birthplace and international centre of thoroughbred horse racing. The town is the largest centre of racehorse training in Britain. It is said that there are more than 2,500 racehorses, around 70 licensed trainers and over 60 stud farms in Newmarket. ...Read moreIt’s estimated there are around 100 vets and the world’s largest area of tended grassland. Much business happens in and around Newmarket’s two racetracks: The Rowley Mile and The July Course, including, of course, at the bookies! Read less

  • 7. Transport in Newmarket

    The market town of Newmarket is located around 65 miles north of London. The railway station here is situated on the Cambridge – Bury St Edmunds – Ipswich railway line. A park and ride service going from Studlands Industrial Estate to Newmarket town centre was introduced in 2006. It was at this time that parking charges were introduced in the town.

  • 8. Entertainment in Newmarket

    The best entertainment in Newmarket is to be had trackside at the town’s two famous racecourses: The Rowley Mile and The July Course. There are races throughout the year and all provide thrills and excitement aplenty. You can also enjoy a mix of racing and music at one of the Newmarket Nights events. After racing on a Friday night in the summer you can enjoy a stunning open...Read more-air concert by a top artiste or band. These events always attract sell-out crowds so you need to book early to avoid disappointment. Read less

  • 9. Famous Landmarks in Newmarket

    Newmarket’s two racecourses: the Rowley Mile and the July Course are known throughout the world. Racing at Newmarket dates back to as long ago as 1174, which makes this town the earliest known venue for racing during post-classical times.

  • 10. Interesting Facts about Newmarket

    The jockey Frankie Dettori is one of the famous residents of Newmarket.


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