With the 2017 turf season on the flat now underway it is the ideal time to start planning a visit to Newmarket, The Home of Horseracing.
As part of any trip you should seriously consider booking a tour with Discover Newmarket.
We hope the information below whet’s your appetite to find out more about the exclusive behind the scenes tours of the Home of Horseracing.
Discover Newmarket, the tourism hub and official tour guide for Newmarket, has recently confirmed its tour dates for 2017 and they include some of the most exclusive tours into the headquarters of thoroughbred breeding, racing and training, ever to be offered to the general public.
With a host of tours designed to give you the opportunity to meet the organisations, trainers and the staff behind Champion racehorses, as well as give you the opportunity to see equine stars at work, Discover Newmarket is perfect for local residents, racing enthusiasts, travel lovers, groups and those new to racing.
As well as the extremely popular National Stud Tours, which take you to the only commercial stud farm open to the public in the UK, Discover Newmarket also have a number of new tours launching in 2017. The newly created History and Heritage Tour lets visitors see the background of Newmarket, from the time of King James I to the present day, as well as see sights such as the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church, Tattersalls and us at the National Heritage Centre.
Dates for the new Tattersalls Tour can be found here. Visitors will be taken to the famous bloodstock auction house that attracts owners and industry figures from all over the world. An exciting new tour released this spring includes a trip to one of the oldest and most prestigious Stud farms in the country; The Cheveley Park Stud Tour will take place on 28th June.
As well as the new tours this year, there are a number of tours hosted year round that really are not to be missed, including the ever-popular Short Head and Country Mile Tours. These tours are made up of half or full-days that take visitors to exclusive, rarely seen top trainers’ yards, the gallops in the morning and to other iconic locations. Discover Newmarket even offer race day tours, giving you a guide to see what makes a champion pre-racing and then onto the racing itself!
If you’re after a sweet treat, why not book the Jockey Club Rooms Champagne Afternoon Tea and Tour, where you can experience the prestigious member’s only club, The Jockey Club Rooms, and indulge in a full, traditional afternoon tea?
Discover Newmarket’s tour packages are available for all who are interested in discovering more about the intriguing history, heritage and culture of the racing, breeding and training industry, as well as Newmarket itself.
If you’d like to book a tour or to find out more, visit www.discovernewmarket.co.uk or call 0344 748 9200.