Discover Newmarket

16th May 2016

With the 2016 Guineas festival over and new stars Galileo Gold and Minding crowned we thought you would like to know what other wonderful experiences Newmarket has to offer.  Kate Sullivan, Manager of Discover Newmarket takes us through the wide variety of tours available at the Home of Horseracing.

Discover Newmarket offers a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing's headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of the town. Our expert guides deliver tours for groups and individuals which can be organised for a half-day, full-day or longer. Tours include visits to a racehorse trainer's yard, the famous gallops, the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum, the exclusive private members club at The Jockey Club Rooms, Newmarket Racecourses, the Animal Health Trust, Sheikh Mohammed's breeding operation Darley, and much more.


Brush shoulders with royalty during the electrifying Tattersalls sales, see new born foals frolicking in the spring, watch some of the world's best racehorses galloping on the heath, get up close to some of the most eclectic art in the sport and try your hand at being a jockey on our racehorse simulators! Discover Newmarket acts as a single point of contact, providing tailored itineraries to ensure that you get everything you want out of your visit and more. Whether you are an avid racing fan or someone who just loves art and history, we have a tour to suit everyone.
Discover Newmarket is a Community Interest Company with the aim of promoting Newmarket as a tourist destination, increasing tourism in the town and the surrounding areas in order to benefit the local businesses and community. The wonderful thing about this is all the profits made in Discover Newmarket are invested back into these objectives and so by booking a tour with us you can feel philanthropic about it!


Newmarket is one of the most unique towns in Britain, no other town is dominated by 3,000 racehorses exercising on the 2,500 acres of protected heath land that surround the town. This is where it all started, horseracing began right here and has since attracted royalty, politicians, lords and ladies and many more since 1174! The history, heritage and culture is embedded into every aspect of the town with a plethora of attractions celebrating every aspect of the thoroughbred racing industry. Newmarket is globally recognised as the headquarters of British Racing. Nowhere else in the world can you be taken so exclusively behind the scenes to meet the celebrities, the stars, see the wonderful art and learn the history of the sport.
Discover Newmarket has been set up to cater for both the individual and group tours. Whether you are interested in a single attraction tour or would like a full day packed with some of the best sights in Newmarket followed by an exciting visit to the races we will accommodate every aspect of your day. Our expert tour guides have been specifically trained to offer the highest quality guided tours, their wealth of knowledge will provide you will a fantastic insight into the Home of Horseracing.
This year also marks an important year for Newmarket as it is celebrating 350 years of making history. With an exciting and varied progaramme of events running alongside the packed race and entertainment calendar, we're in for a treat as everyone from the local primary schools to the neighbouring businesses and racing royalty are participating in the celebrations. Stay up to date with all of the goings on throughout the year by visiting
Booking a tour with Discover Newmarket could not be easier, with three simple options to choose from:

  1. Book directly via our website .Simply select which tour package you would like to book and follow the on screen instructions.
  2. Contact the Discover Newmarket Team on 0344 748 9200 and we will take care every aspect of your tour requirements over the telephone.
  3. Drop us an email at

The tour options that we can offer are endless, there is so much to see and do in and around Newmarket. We can create bespoke packages to ensure you receive the most unique and enjoyable experience, alternatively if you are not sure what to book, select one of our set packages which have been specifically created to offer a real insight into the 'Home of Horse'.