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Newmarket, an attractive and bustling market town, is renowned world wide as the historic home of horse racing. The town is located amongst attractive rolling chalk heathland and surrounded by numerous stable yards and gallops. The grand façade of the Jockey Club, the governing body of the horseracing industry, is located in the centre of the town adjacent to the National Horseracing Museum. Both day and night Newmarket has a vibrant collection of cafes, restaurants, pubs and nightclubs. The town has close connections with the monarchy and the ‘Sport of Kings’ since James I who discovered how suitable the area was for his enjoyment of riding and hunting. This continued with his son Charles I and even more so with Charles II. It was Charles II who built the Royal Palace, known as his house of sport and pleasure. What now remains and is known as Palace House is one of the pavilions, which was also his private quarters. Fully restored 6 years ago, this magnificent building is now home to the Tourist Information Centre, and is also the venue for weddings, conferences and entertainment.

A visit to the area must include a trip to one of the many market towns. In Mildenhall a replica of the impressive hoard of Roman silver table ware , known as the Mildenhall Treasure, can be viewed at the local museum. The ‘Rioters Trail’ in Little port depicts the famous bread riots of 1816, when 5 men were hung and 5 others transported as convicts to Australia. The local fur and flint trade is depicted at the Heritage Centre in Brandon and Brandon Country Park provides a ideal country escape. Surrounding Brandon is Thetford Forest, a mecca for trekking, orienteering, rough track cycling or just pure enjoyment of the forest-scape. At the heart of the forest is the High Lodge Visitors Centre


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Burrough Green CC (Cricket)
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Newmarket Town (Amateur Football)

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White Hart Hotel (0.23 miles)

White Hart Hotel

Following room refurbishments, The White Hart in Newmarket has reopened as a Marston's Inn. Each of our 18 en-suite rooms is decorated to a high standard and offers flat screen digital TVs, luxurious bedding, tea ... More | visit website

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Rutland Arms Hotel (0.25 miles)

Rutland Arms Hotel

A friendly welcome awaits you at the Rutland Arms where history combines with modern hospitality. With 46 en-suite bedrooms, an elegant restaurant and bar area, as well as the traditional cobbled courtyard, the Rutland Arms ... More | visit website

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Heath Court Hotel (0.39 miles)

Heath Court Hotel

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The Best Western Heath Court Hotel is a 3 minute walk to the main High Street, and a 5 minute drive to the races. We welcome you with style and warm ... More

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Byerley House (0.48 miles)

Byerley House

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Byerley House was purpose built as a small private hotel in 1998 and offers luxurious accommodation close to the centre of Newmarket. Situated in a quiet street only a two-minute ... More

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Bedford Lodge Hotel (0.57 miles)

Bedford Lodge Hotel

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Set in three acres of well tended rose gardens, the Bedford Lodge Hotel, Suffolk Tourism awards 'Hotel of the Year', offers a warm, friendly environment for those seeking a relaxing short ... More | visit website

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Amberleigh House (0.80 miles)

Amberleigh House
Amberleigh House is the home of Lorraine and Garry, and offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation. Ideally situated in a quiet cul de sac, and is only a short walking distance to Tattersalls, Newmarket ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Newmarket (0.99 miles)

Premier Inn Newmarket
In Newmarket centre, this brand new Premier Inn is situated just a mile from Newmarket Racecourse. The hotel features a stylish restaurant, 24-hour front desk and modern rooms. The colourful bedrooms at Premier Inn Newmarket each ... More | visit website
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Rosery Country House Hotel (1.73 miles)

Rosery Country House Hotel

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The Rosery Country House Hotel is set in the picturesque village of Exning. A traditionally family run hotel offering friendly personal service and good quality restaurant food and fine wines.

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Wheatsheaf Inn (1.79 miles)

Wheatsheaf Inn

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In the sleepy village of Exning, this inn run by a local racehorse trainer is situated just 5 minutes from Newmarket town centre and racecourse.

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Reindeer (3.50 miles)


In the village of Saxon Street a few miles south of Newmarket, off the B1061 or B1063, the Reindeer is a handsome country hostelry with a fine reputation for the quality of its food and ... More | visit website

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