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History & Heritage Walking Tour

Three tour options available for the History and Heritage Walking Tour of Newmarket!

Discover Newmarket is proud to bring you this fascinating walking  tour, giving you an insight as to how Newmarket has developed from being a small, unimportant settlement in the 1200s to a favourite destination for Royalty in the time of James I, Charles I and the most notorious of the Stuart Kings, the Merry Monarch – Charles II.

 

This is the perfect way to retrace the steps of royalty!

 

You will hear how the town developed, in the words of James I from a ‘quaint little village’ into the  Home of Horseracing but you will also learn that there is more to Newmarket than just the 3,000 horses in training in the town. Join our History and Heritage Walking Tour and learn more about this fascinating town which has been a favourite destination for royals since the 17th century.

 

The tour lasts approximately two hours, starting at 9am from the Rutland Arms Hotel and at the first point of interest, the Bill Tutte memorial where you will meet your guide and then enjoy the sights of historical interest including Palace House, The Jockey Club Rooms and Tattersalls, the world-famous auction house where horses are still sold in guineas. You will see where Kings built their palaces, the cottage where one of them housed his best-known mistress, Nell Gwynn, on his visits to Newmarket and All Saints Church which a famous family had turned around because it got in the way of their building plans!

 

The History and Heritage Tour includes a historic Walking Tour where you can discover the history and heritage of Newmarket from the time of King James I to the present day and learn how the town has developed into the international Home of Horseracing.

 

The complete History and Heritage walking tour includes both the full walking tour and breakfast option outlined above, as well as the time at Palace House which is situated in Charles II’s sporting palace and stables and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. Exploring the sites three complementary attractions which are the National Horseracing Museum, the National Heritage and Sporting Art and the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses yard.

 

For larger groups, a driving tour of the town can be arranged in place of the Walking Tour and this will also take in the famous Newmarket Gallops where visitors will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on Warren Hill.

Option 1: Walking tour only – £9

 

09.00: Starting at 9.00am at the top of the high street by the Bill Tutte Memorial, the Walking Tour will take in sights of historical interest including admission into the Fred Packard Gallery of British Sporting Art at Palace House. Learn more about Nell Gwynn’s House the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church and Tattersalls.

 

11:00: Tour ends

 

Option 2: Walking Tour with Food Voucher to be redeemed in The Tack Room  – £16

 

09.00: Starting at 9.00am at the top of the High Street by the Bill Tutte Memorial, the Walking Tour will take in sights of historical interest including Palace House, the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church and Tattersalls.

 

11.00:  Stop in at The Tack Room for refreshments

 

Option 3: Walking Tour with Breakfast   followed by a full admission  to  Palace House, Suffolk’s Museum of the Year in 2017 – £30

 

09.00: Starting at 9.00am at the top of the High Street by the Bill Tutte Memorial, the Walking Tour will take in sights of historical interest including Palace House, the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church and Tattersalls.

 

11.00  Enjoy time at The Tack Room where you can redeem your Food Voucher

 

12.00 pm  Explore the full site at  Palace House with a day admission ticket included in the package.  The home of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art features three complementary attractions; the National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses and learn what they do after racing, in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses which also hosts daily demonstrations.

 

Please be advised that tours depart promptly at the scheduled start time so we recommend arriving at the meeting point a minimum of 15 minutes in advance. 

2019 Dates:

Saturday 29th June
Saturday 20th July
Saturday 14th September

There are three options on offer: 

Walking Tour Only: £9 per person

 

Walking tour with a supplementary option of breakfast at the end of the tour: £16 per person.

 

The complete History and heritage Walking Tour includes the guided tour plus breakfast as well as entry to Palace House which is home to the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Situated in Charles II’s palace and stables. This exclusive package gives you the chance to explore the site’s three complementary attractions the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art, the National Horseracing Museum and the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses. This package is priced at £30 per person.

Minimum of two people and group discounts available.

 

Call a member of the Discover Newmarket team on 0344 7489200 Option 2 to book or to find out more.

 

We can also arrange bespoke History & Heritage Tours  seven days a week for groups or individuals. For large groups, a driving tour of the town can be arranged in place of the Walking Tour and this will also take in the famous Newmarket Gallops where visitors will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on Warren Hill.

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0344 748 9200
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