The market town of Bury St Edmunds, 12 miles east of Newmarket, is where you are sure to find a bargain from the local Market, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, or you may prefer to explore the famous Gardens and discover the ruins of the ancient Abbey that once stood on the historic site. The Floral Town of Bury St. Edmunds is not to be missed.
The Cathedral City of Ely is just 15 miles north of Newmarket, and is the home to one of the finest Cathedrals to be found in East Anglia.
Newmarket, known simply as 'Headquarters' in the racing world, is a unique and magical Town, situated in gently rolling countryside and within one hour's drive from London.
Discover Newmarket offers a great opportunity to go behind the scenes at Racing's Headquarters and to see the equine stars at work. You can meet the trainers and staff who look after them and they can arrange guided tours for groups and individuals.
As the centre of Britain's Horse Racing industry, it house's over 3,500 racehorses, numerous Stables, The National Stud, the world-famous Animal Health Trust, Tattersalls Auction Ring, The National Heritage Centre at Palace House and Newmarket Racecourse's with First Class Racing and the ever popular 'Newmarket Nights & Summer Saturday Live' with Live Entertainment after an Racing.
For those of you wishing to explore further afield the area has an abundance of interesting attractions:
The City of Cambridge is situated just 12 miles away and is crammed with many interesting historic features including Churches, Colleges, Museums and cobbled streets. Open top bus tours of the city can be enjoyed when the weather permits. Cambridge is also the home of the only American Cemetery in the area.
The World-renowned Imperial War Museum, Duxford is just 25 miles west of Newmarket and offers an insight into pioneering and inspiring aircraft from iconic Spitfires through to Concorde.