When visiting Newmarket, it is hard to miss the impressive clock tower that marks the top of the High Street. It is easy to appreciate the obvious beauty of this wonderful piece of architecture, but surprisingly few actually know its history.
This type of clock tower is known as a ‘Jubilee Clock’ and it was originally erected to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887.
Officially opened in 1890, it was constructed by local builder Richard Arber and was paid for by the people of the town by “voluntary contribution”. The clock itself was donated by Charles Blanton, a Newmarket racehorse trainer and to this day it is wound by hand every week.
To find out more about the Clocktower and the history of the town, join us on our Walking Tour – click here.
16/01/2019Where to stay for a romantic Newmarket experience
If you are planning a romantic getaway then these gems will add to your Newmarket experience as far as your accommodation options are concerned.
09/01/2019The fitness fanatic’s guide to Newmarket
If you’re a keen fitness fanatic and heading to Newmarket for a visit don’t worry about your training taking a knock. There’s loads for you to do to stay active.
19/12/2018We have a winning photo!
After a host of entries and a number of absolutely brilliant photos, the winner of the Discover Newmarket Photo Competition has been chosen!
11/12/2018Christmas gift ideas for her
It’s that time of the year when you’re scrambling to find the right Christmas present for some of the lucky ladies in your life.
When it comes to finding the right gifts for Christmas it can be an absolute nightmare.
04/12/2018Best Christmas gifts for racing fans
We’re heading towards Christmas at a rate of knots. It means that time is starting to run out to find the perfect Christmas gift for the racing fans in your life.
03/12/2018Discover Newmarket partners with Highclere Thoroughbred Racing
Tourism hub and official tour guide for the Home of Horseracing, Discover Newmarket has today announced a new partnership with Europe’s leading racehorse ownership company, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing.
19/11/2018Three cheers for Newmarket!
This year’s flat season resulted in some tremendous success for Newmarket’s resident horses, jockeys and trainers.