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National Stud Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of the National Stud for £15 per person or £35 for our family ticket (two adults and two children) .

The National Stud opened its gates to the public for the first time in the mid 1970s. To this day The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes of a working Thoroughbred stud farm.


Tours of The National Stud last approximately 90 minutes and are taken by coach and on foot. The tours explore this beautiful 500-acre stud farm and focus on introducing visitors to the history and purpose of The National Stud as a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. The National Stud is a working commercial stud farm, so the physical content of the tours varies throughout the year, depending on the season and the activities happening on the stud when you visit. You can learn more about The National Stud here.


Public tours run from mid February to the end of October on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, with private tours available all year.


Price  £15 per person  or £35 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children).

The National Stud welcomes group parties of all sizes throughout the year. 

The Wavertree’s Coffee Shop is well-equipped for large groups. With a friendly team of Tour Guides and Coffee Shop staff we are able to cater for your  group’s needs.


The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPTUK) awarded The National Stud with their Coach Friendly Status certification given that there are ample facilities and parking spots for coaches, with one space immediately outside the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop and a designated overflow coach parking area.


Group tours are available 7 days a week. Transport can be supplied for group parties if required.


No deposits are required in advance, just one simple booking form to complete and full payment due two weeks prior to the tour date.


To make a group booking, please e-mail For more information on our Group offerings click here

Public Tours will now run at the following times:

1st August to 31st October, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am and 1.30 pm

1st November 2020 to 18th February 2021, private tours only.

Private tours can be arranged on any day (subject to availability), throughout the year,  for an additional one off fee of £35. For further details, please contact

From 19th February 2021, public tours will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10.30 am  and 1.30 pm until the end of October.



Price  £15.00 per person

Family ticket  £35.00 for  2 adults and 2 children (aged 6 – 16 years). 

There is plenty of free parking for cars and coaches, and we have full disabled access and facilities on the tours and in Wavertree’s Coffee and Gift Shop. PLEASE NOTE THE WAVERTREE CAFE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED.


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