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Attractions in Newmarket

There are so many things to do in Newmarket and the surrounding area, with lots of attractions to visit, a day is simply not long enough! Whether you’re travelling alone or with loved ones, there is something to interest everyone, from the avid racing fan to the lover of new experiences. Newmarket is abundant with open spaces and venues steeped in history as well as hidden gems waiting to be explored. Come and see just what makes Newmarket so very special and discover the spiritual Home of Horseracing.

The National Horseracing Museum and The National Stud are two unique, must visit venues where you will find out so much about our fascinating history as well as begin to appreciate the enormity and importance of the thoroughbred industry.  Newmarket has its very own bank of experienced Tour Guides, who deliver a wide programme of public tours. They also specialise in bespoke experiences for any size of group, however small or large. So, check out the section and see how they can help make the most of your visit.

Newmarket is ideally situated to explore the surrounding area. So, once you’ve exhausted Newmarket, you can continue your history quest and discover the stories of neighbouring  Ely,  Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds . Each have their own array of amazing museums and historic houses to explore. So, why not make Newmarket your base and spend a weekend finding more about this part of the eastern region. Check out our Accommodation section and start planning your visit.

If you are looking for more active, indulgent, and experiential activities, then make sure you visit our Experiences page where you will be amazed on what we have on offer!

The National Horseracing Museum

A fantastic state-of-the-art attraction, exquisite gallery of art and racehorse experience in the heart of Newmarket.

The National Stud

Meet mares and foals, see stallions and learn about the workings of a thoroughbred stud farm. £15 per person.

The Hallowed Gallops

The Newmarket Training Grounds include an array of facilities for training Thoroughbred racehorses.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Country Park

One of England’s great archaeological sites, West Stow is home to a stunning recreation of an Anglo-Saxon village and 125 acres of unspoiled countryside.

Burwell Museum and Windmill

Set among beautifully preserved historic buildings, including a fully restored Windmill, Burwell Museum tells the story of a bustling fen-edge village.

Moyse’s Hall Museum

Steeped in history, Moyse’s Hall has looked out over Bury St Edmunds market place for almost 900 years.

Mildenhall Museum

Discover the rich and ancient history of Mildenhall in West Suffolk, just  10 miles outside Newmarket.

Bottisham Airfield Museum

This wonderful Museum was opened in 2009 to commemorate the sometimes forgotten role of the airfield at Bottisham in World War Two.

Chippenham Park Gardens

Chippenham Park is a thriving family estate. The house, gardens and park were created at the end of the 17th Century. 

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral is widely acknowledged as one of the wonders of the medieval world, dating back over 900 years