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National Stud Tour – Tours from £11

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 site 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.


Price is £11.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process.

Card payments for pre-booking only. Cash payments for walk-in guests. Cheque payments are not permitted. Download directions here 



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. 

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


Ticket prices start from £11.00 per person.
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.


In 2018, 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 between 10.00 – 14.00, 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. Driver and group organiser benefits are available.


To make a group booking, please contact the booking team on 0344 748 9200, option 2, or For more information on our Group offerings and for pricing details, click here

Find out more about Public Tours at The National Stud below. Alternatively, if you’d like to book a Private Tour then please call 0344 748 9200, option 2.


Public Tours will run at the following times in 2019:


February: Wednesday to Sunday at 10am


March to August:

Wednesday to Friday at 10am

Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays at 10am & 1pm


September to October: 

Wednesday to Sunday at 10am

School Holidays

Tours of The National Stud run daily during the School Holidays at 10am


Price is £11.00 per person (Child/Adult/Senior), children under 5 are free of charge and do not need to be included in the booking process.


School Holiday Tour Times

Tours run daily Monday-Friday at 11:15 and twice  daily Saturday-Sunday at 11:15 and 14:00.


Family tickets available throughout the school holidays.£30.00 for a family of four (2 adults 2 children aged 5 – 16 years). Under 5’s free of charge.


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.


Simply click on the ‘book now’ button and follow the online instructions, or call our booking team on 0344 748 9200, option 1.

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