Racing in Newmarket
Newmarket is at the home of British horse-racing. Standing beside the rolling gallops, and only a short distance from the Newmarket Racecourse, Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, offers a warm and inviting welcome to visitors to the home of British Horseracing.
We would like to make your stay in Newmarket as enjoyable as possible and with this in mind we have compiled a list of interesting places to visit during
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Tattersalls, only a short distance from the hotel, is Europe’s largest bloodstock auctioneers, and the world’s oldest. They sell over 5,000 thoroughbreds a year.
The National Stud is a fantastic showcase for British thoroughbred breeding. It comprises over 500 acres of prime pastureland on the edge of Newmarket. It’s facilities include accommodation for eight stallions and up to 200 mares in nine separate yards.
Take a guided tour of the Stud, what you see will depend on the time of year, but each tour takes in the superb Stallion Unit, with an opportunity to view the stallions in residence, plus the Foaling Unit and Nursery Yards. You will see mares and foals in their paddocks and younger visitors will be delighted by our resident miniature Shetland ponies.
The museum, located in Newmarket, tells the story of the people and horses involved in racing from its Royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori, AP McCoy and other modern heroes.
This experienced tour company offer excellent racing tours of Newmarket. They give tours to both groups and individuals, and these tours can be combined with trips to the races.
If you are staying with us at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa and would like more information on local attractions please call us on 01638 663175.