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Discover Newmarket celebrates the start of the 2020 Tour Season


There is nowhere quite like the Home of Horseracing and this year visitors are encouraged to plan a visit to Newmarket to experience what makes this town so unique.

Discover Newmarket, the town’s official tour guide, celebrated the start of the 2020 tour season at The National Stud on Friday and at the same time unveiled a new visitor guide that will be distributed nationally.

The cover art for the Visitor Guide for 2020 was kindly provided by renowned artist Terence Gilbert with Rowley Mile Colours part of the Racecourse Colours series. These prints are available for sale in the gift shop at The National Stud or Palace House.

It is an exciting development for Newmarket as the town continues to raise its profile as a visitor destination. Given its proximity to major tourist hubs like London and Cambridge, Newmarket is well-placed to anyone looking to venture slightly further from the capital.

The tour season officially kicks off on Saturday 15th February with the first public tour of The National Stud for 2020 at a time when the stud is at its busiest with the arrival of this year’s crop of foals. There are also two exciting additions to the stallion ranks with Advertise and Flag of Honour taking up duties at the Stud this year. Visitors will have the chance to see them in their new surroundings as part of the tours.

The Discover Newmarket Visitor Guide is also being used to strengthen the connections between the historic local hubs of Ely, Bury St Edmunds and the wider East Anglian region.

With regards to the three new tours being offered, Discover Newmarket have designed the Taster Tour which is ideal for anyone wanting to experience Newmarket at its finest with a morning on the gallops before breakfast at the Best Western Heath Court Hotel.

The Newmarket Experience is a half-day tour that also includes a visit to a working racing yard while the Ultimate Newmarket Experience offers  visitors a full day with a guided tour of the gallops, visit to a racing yard, tour of The National Stud as well as admission at another of the area’s top attractions, Palace House which is the home of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art.

Discover Newmarket will also be introducing a series of Heritage Food & Drink Trails for 2020 as well as an Art Lover’s Trail.

Tracey Harding, manager Discover Newmarket

“We are so excited that the new tour season is getting under way and we are immensely proud of the work that has gone into producing our new Visitor Guide. This has also meant that we are working with some fantastic partners to highlight what Newmarket has to offer regardless of whether you are a fan of horseracing or not. There really is something for everyone to experience in and around Newmarket.”