Discover Newmarket, Palace Street, Newmarket, UK
The ultimate day out for anyone visiting Newmarket. This full day offers you the chance to explore the town on a special guided excursion.
Start the morning on the famed Newmarket training grounds watching the spectacle as horses make their way up Warren Hill during their morning exercise. Get taken onto the famous turf by our Tour Guides and learn all about the history of the town and why the town is considered to be the Home of Horseracing. You may even spot one or two superstar horses, jockeys or trainers during your time on the heath.
From there you will go into one of Newmarket’s stables to see what happens in a typical day in a racing yard. Learn all about the routines and meet the people who make it all happen. Newmarket is home to some historic yards, fantastic tales of great achievements and racing folklore.
Head to The National Stud for tea, coffee and biscuits at the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop before going on a special tour of The National Stud. This 500-acre stud farm has a wonderful history and is home to resident stallions, retired National Hunt legends and every year serves as the birthplace for the next generation of potential champions. Meet the foals who might go on to becoming the next big superstars.
The tour then moves on to Palace House where you will redeem your voucher towards lunch at The Tack Room before admission to the galleries. Here you will learn more about the fascinating history of the town and how Royalty has played such a huge part in racing throughout the centuries including of course today. Find out more about the science behind the industry in this amazing interactive and state of the art museum. Explore a brilliant collection of British Sporting Art which includes the work from the likes of George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings.
Relive some fantastic moments in the National Horseracing Museum and explore the origins of one of the world’s greatest sports. As the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses charity, Palace House also offers daily demonstrations where you can personally meet some of our equine friends and hear their stories.
This Ultimate Newmarket Experience Tour takes place on regular Saturdays throughout the year.
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9.00am Meet your tour guide at Palace House
9.10 – 10.00am Spend time on the famed Newmarket training grounds watching some of the town’s 3,000 equine residents go about their daily exercise. Learn about the history of Warren Hill and the links to the Royal family.
10.10 – 11.00am Go behind the scenes at one of Newmarket’s racing yards. Learn more about the daily routines
11.10 – 11.30am Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits at the Wavertree’s Coffee Shop.
11.30 – 13.00pm Guided tour of The National Stud. Learn about the history and role of this 500-acre stud farm. See the stallions and meet some of the mares, foals as well as retired National Hunt legends Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant
1.10pm Arrive at Palace House where you will receive a £6 lunch voucher to be redeemed at The Tack Room restaurant. Enjoy time at your leisure at Palace House until the site closes at 5pm (4pm in winter). Take in the daily demonstrations at the Retraining of Racehorses yard, examine a fantastic collection of British Sporting Art and learn all about the history of horseracing.
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