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Unexplored England – Discover The Home of Horseracing


With so many of us considering a staycation this year, we invite you to discover  Suffolk and stay at the spiritual Home of Horseracing. Newmarket is the perfect base in which to explore this beautiful eastern county and  experience Unexplored England this summer.


Stay in Newmarket

Newmarket spoils its visitors with the sheer opulence of some of its accommodation. Perfect for a special occasion, the town offers bedrooms and baths to totally indulge yourself in. For pure chic, try the contemporary furnished rooms at the Three Blackbirds where you can even bring your four legged friend! Equally, if you haven’t seen friends and family for a while, included in the mix of great places to stay are two amazing  houses Albert House and Egerton House where you simply won’t want to leave!  Or for a quieter and more personal experience the Old Stables B&B is the perfect rural retreat.

Things to Do

Bedford Lodge Spa

You won’t be short of activities in Newmarket and you may be surprised that they don’t all involve a horse, although if you are an avid horse racing fan, you’ve certainly come to the right place! From the thrill of a day’s horseracing at Newmarket Racecourses  or the indulgence of a day’s spa at the impressive Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa, to getting dirty with karting at  Wild Tracks Activity Park or adventure cycling at Phoenix Cycleworks. You just need to choose how active you want to be!

History and Heritage

National Horseracing Museum

Discover the fascinating story of how horseracing began, expertly told through a variety of interactive displays at the National Horse Racing Museum. Here you can try your hand on the simulator, admire the sporting art in the Packard Galleries or meet some of the former racehorses who now reside at the museum.  Check out our Discover Newmarket guided tours, where our informative guides can take you behind the scenes of some of the most exclusive places in Newmarket including the National Stud and tell you all about its rich heritage.

Food and Drink

Bedford Lodge

Famed for the Newmarket sausage and also boasting its own Gin, the town has some exquisite dining venues from the Bedford Lodge Hotel to the iconic Jockey Club Rooms. For more rustic dining, you won’t go far wrong at the Packhorse Inn or The Three Blackbirds , which are located in pretty villages just outside Newmarket. For those with hearty appetites, the Heath Court Hotel is a must with their legendary carveries and buffet breakfasts.

Check out our What’s On page and visit us perhaps when the town is hosting an event. From one of the popular Newmarket Nights concerts to the annual Food and Drink Festival. This is a town that knows how to host events.

With many of us  looking for uncrowded areas this summer, Newmarket, along with the neigbouring towns of  Bury St Edmunds  and Ipswich, not forgetting the stunning Suffolk coastline, makes for the perfect area for your staycation.

We look forward to safely welcoming you in 2021.


Discover Newmarket  is working with Visit BritainVisit England and Visit East of England sharing information about places that you can visit in the vast unexplored areas of  Suffolk and Norfolk.