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Visit our corner of Unexplored England

28/08/2020

We invite you to discover the internationally renowned town of Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing. Nowhere in the world will you find another town so intrinsically embedded with the horse racing industry. Located on the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire border, this unique town is the perfect place to enjoy a truly decadent weekend or extend your stay and venture further into Suffolk.  Explore chocolate box villages, historic towns or  perhaps travel to the coast. With miles of  walkways, waterways ,coastal shores and open spaces, this special part of unexplored England provides the perfect location for your stay cation this year.

 

UNEXPLORED EXPERIENCES

Discover Newmarket offers a wide range of exclusive, behind the scenes, guided tours. Through these experiences you will discover what really makes this equine town tick as you learn about its rich history, heritage and traditions. Our tours, which include visits to the likes of Tattersalls, Jockey Club Rooms, National Stud as well  as trainer’s yards and the hallowed Gallops, are  packaged to provide truly memorable occasions which cannot be experienced anywhere else. Don’t be fooled into thinking these tours are only for avid racing fans, our tours are of value and interest to anyone with a love of history and a thirst to learn something new.

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UNEXPLORED THRILLS

Newmarket Experience

For the ultimate thrill, then you can’t beat a day at the races. This is a chance to put your glad rags on, sit back, relax and soak in the atmosphere.  If you have any reservations about what to expect, then book in for a behind the scenes tour so you can feel relaxed about moving around the course, find out how to place a bet and of course learn how to spot a winner!

 

Quad Bikes 

Horse racing is not the only exhilarating way of moving around in Newmarket! We have quad bikes, 4 by 4s and mountain bikes in abundance. Suitable for all ages and abilities, and perfect for family fun and group team building,  get dirty outdoors and release that adrenaline in our nearby adventure parks.

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UNEXPLORED PLACES TO STAY

   

From contemporary to boutique, from traditional to historic, Newmarket has a range of accommodation to make your stay with us special. Many a guest wakes to  the sound of horse hooves as they make their way to the Gallops for their morning exercise. Equally, many guests have bird’s eye views of trainer’s yards from their bedroom windows as with 3,000 horses in residence, you are never far away from these magnificent thoroughbreds.

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UNEXPLORED VIEWS

The Gallops, consist of 2,500 acres of managed training grounds which extends to both ends of town and are linked by an extensive system of horsewalks. The turf on the Heath has been protected and nurtured for centuries, avoided being ploughed up during the wars and kept free of railway lines and new roads. These grounds really are something special and their inclines make for some breathtaking views.  Despite their great importance, the public are granted full rights to use the Gallops for dog walking and exercise, as long as it is after 1 pm.

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UNEXPLORED TASTES

Five great Newmarket spots to enjoy a gin  Breakfast - Three Blackbirds

Famed for its Newmarket sausage, breakfasts take on a whole different meaning and in a town that rises early, they certainly know something about the humble banger. Couple that with their very own gin and cake, you will find dining in  Newmarket a sheer delight.

The outlying villages  also offer some further exquisite locally sourced cuisine in a variety of traditional pubs and independent cafes.

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UNEXPLORED ART

Newmarket is home to some of the most exquisite sporting art in the world. The likes of Stubbs and Munnings adorn the walls of the private Jockey Club Rooms as well as the National Horse Racing Museum. Newmarket is a mecca for artists  and changing exhibitions at the museum means that you will always see something different.

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UNEXPLORED ENGLAND

Discover Newmarket is working with Visit BritainVisit England and Visit East of England to raise the profile of the East of England and help extend our tourism season. We invite you to find the paths and places less traveled and enjoy our open spaces and outdoor pursuits and stay cation in Suffolk, away from the crowds and to explore the unexplored.

For more inspiration, visit our neighbouring partner’s websites:

 

Visit East of England

Visit Suffolk

Visit Bury St Edmunds

Visit Suffolk Coastal

Visit Ipswich

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