Getting to Newmarket couldn’t be easier, with fantastic road and rail links to all parts of the country and close proximity to one of the UK’s busiest airports. Newmarket is located on the border of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, surrounded by beautiful, unspoilt countryside, but within close proximity of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds and major arterial roads.
Newmarket is conveniently located on the A14 which offers excellent connections to all major roads in the east of England.
M11 – 1 hour to London
A11 – 1 hour to Norwich
A1(M) – 1 hour to Peterborough
Newmarket railway station provides regular services to Cambridge to the west and Ipswich to the east. Both offer fast and regular connections to and from London while Cambridge also offers good links to the Midlands and The North.
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You can also use the Trainline app or their website to plan your journey to Newmarket. Click here for more.
Newmarket bus station is served by various public services that offer easy connections to Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and beyond. There is also a National Express service from London.
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Newmarket is within easy reach of a number of international airports that serve most of Europe and further afield.
It is also possible to get to Newmarket by sea. Harwich International Port is located to the east of the town and operates regular passenger services to and from the Hook of Holland.
Harwich International Port – 1 hr 20 min by road
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The word heritage is defined as ‘features belonging to the culture of a particular society, such as traditions, languages or buildings, which come from the past and are still important’.