Palace House: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace Street, Newmarket, UK
Take the opportunity to explore Newmarket over the festive season with a special Winter Wander, a walking tour that will take in places of interest in the town. This is the perfect way to spend time with the family and learning all about Newmarket’s links to royalty and the town’s history. Tour includes coffee/tea and a mince pie at The Tack Room afterwards.
This is a great way to fill the days between Christmas and New Year and is a good excuse to get the family out for some fresh air. A good walk also burns off that extra portion at Christmas lunch!
This Winter Wander walking tour will teach you some of the history of Newmarket and look at the links between the town and the royal family and how Newmarket came to be. You will start outside Palace House and learn about the remains of this wonderful Royal palace as well as the history of the King’s Yard before setting off towards the All Saints Church, which has special stories of its own, before going through the King’s Passageway and across to The Jockey Club Rooms.
Learn all about the formation of this historic organisation as well as the links to horseracing and the tales involving Newmarket and the Heath. From there you will be taken to Tattersalls, one of the world’s leading, and oldest, auction houses before going back up the High Street to learn about Newmarket during wartime and spend time at the Bill Tutte Memorial. Bill Tutte was one of the leading figures at Bletchley Park during World War II and his code-breaking efforts have been hailed and this monument sits outside the Rutland Arms Hotel.
This 60-minute walking tour will end at The Tack Room restaurant at Palace House where you will enjoy a warm drink and a mince pie.
You can book for the Winter Wander Tour on the following dates:
27th December at 10am
28th December at 10am
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