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The National Stud

#3 of 20 things to do in Newmarket Features Animals
July Race Course | July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
+44 1638 663464
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Excellent tour

Took the tour of the stud which was very informative with an excellent knowledgeable guide. Whilst... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Did the 2 HR tour this morning. Peter our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Tim W
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The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing individuals, small groups and large parties the chance to see behind the scenes of a working Thoroughbred stud farm. Tours of The National Stud, run by Discover Newmarket, last approximately 90 minutes and are taken by coach and on foot. The tours focus on introducing visitors to the history and purpose of The National Stud as a commercial Thoroughbred breeding operation. The National Stud is a working commercial stud farm, so the physical content of the tours varies throughout the year, depending on the season and the activities happening on the stud when you visit.
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July Race Course | July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
+44 1638 663464
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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Took the tour of the stud which was very informative with an excellent knowledgeable guide. Whilst waiting for the tour to commence had chance to have breakfast which was delicious. The whole place was spotless and reallly well kept. We turned up without booking and...More

Thank sjad
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Did the 2 HR tour this morning. Peter our guide was knowledgable and entertaining. Very interesting tour round the estate in a bus with chances to get off and get close to the mares and stallions. Enjoyable for all ages

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This tour is a must for all racing fans or any lover of horses. This was a very informative tour superbly led by our very knowledgeable guide. The whole estate is stunning. Without doubt the stars of the show were the horses. To watch the...More

Thank Bazzared07
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped for a break on our coach holiday to Great Yarmouth, What a great place!! Much better,cleaner and cheaper than the usual service stations. Great to see the horses and with Newmarket being just a short drive down the road we had some spectacular views...More

Thank Eggie2014
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The people here love their job and want you to love it too! Unfortunately the tour doesn't really give you too much to see. I suppose it depends on the season! For us, it was a quick view of a few stallions at a distance

Thank Ishka-1
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Paid that little bit extra for a day to remember and it certainly was from start to finish. Started just after 7am for a visit to Warren Hill gallops to be followed by a tour of Newmarket and a ride past other gallops and training...More

2  Thank RobinB1957
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We joined the morning tour of the National Stud, which we found to be very interesting and enlightening. Amazing place, with much to see and enjoy. Well worth considering if you're visiting the area.

1  Thank Roger W
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This Natinal stud is well worth a visit as it is set in th most beautiful serene countryside . There is a lovely refreshment building which stocks delicious cakes sandwiches and a gift shop selling paintings of horses by good artists.

Thank mary c
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Our guide "Frankie" gave a tour of the National Stud which was pitched at exactly the right level to cater for those with little knowledge of the horse racing industry and those with some background experience. Her style was fun and very flexible, adapting the...More

Thank Fiona D
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Stopped here for coffee and sandwiches with a Shearings tour.What a lovely place this is I would have loved to stay longer and see a bit more but did enjoy this to a grotty moterway services .Thankyou Stuart for taking us here

Thank jessie06
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
When is the best time to come and see foals please ????
24 March 2017|
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Response from Zoe P | Property representative |
Hi the best time for foals is march to june july time
Pauline S
How long is the tour
2 May 2015|
Response from Zoe P | Property representative |
One hour and 30 minutes