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The National Stud. Tours Run by Discover Newmarket

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July Race Course | July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
+44 1638 663464
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Horse Sex 2

Our second visit to the National Stud was better than our first visit 5 years ago. The guide was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochdale, United Kingdom

What a fabulous tour. I cannot remember our tour guides name-a chap and he knew everything and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
July Race Course | July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
+44 1638 663464
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to the National Stud was better than our first visit 5 years ago. The guide was very informative and answered questions very well. She was very sympathetic towards the animals particularly the mares when they had to undergo the mating or covering...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

What a fabulous tour. I cannot remember our tour guides name-a chap and he knew everything and shared his knowledge in such a way as it was easy to understand for everyone in the group. I had no idea about how a stud farm works...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

When you visit Newmarket this is a must. This is where it all begins, set in 500 acres of stunning land, immaculately looked after. Tour lasts about an hour and a half, you get to see, mares and foals, stallions, and get to enjoy the...More

Thank SenzNicole
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a great morning at the National stud. Very good guide (Char) I think who had answers to all questions. Fascinating, only sorry we don't live near enough to visit Newmarket more often. Well worth visit if you're in the area.

Thank KentishMaid2149
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

This tour is a great day out visiting some of the most beautiful studs in the world. You will see how the horses are so well looked after, where they are exercised, stabled etc. We found the tour really interesting finding out facts of the...More

Thank Tina J
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Definately the place to go if you love horses or racing, Good value only £11 (for senior citizens) for an escorted tour of the grounds and stables which takes approx one and a half hours. Very informative guide and no too big a groups so...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Our coach driver called in here on our way to holiday in Great Yarmouth. My husband and I had a lovely piece of cake and coffee. Staff were really friendly even though it was quite busy. Our driver suggested we could order some sandwiches for...More

Thank carolineg969
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great to see the stud and the brilliant facilities but not much going on-it was is just not the right time of year. Got to pet some foals though. Kind of expected there to be more stallions. There was a pretty filly by the cafe...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Visited Morning after a day at the races . Really enjoyed the tour . Very informative & knowleagable guide , really enjoyed chatting to her about the horses . A lovely way to spend a morning

Thank wakeyphil
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We went for a light snack at this place it was very tasty had nice panini and coffee in lovely surroundings , would a Imagine it can get very busy at peak times it is not a large place but has some lovely art work...More

Thank Tracy S
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Andrew H
20 August 2017|
Response from NationalStud | Property representative |
Hello, The ticket price is £11 per person. There is a family ticket available for £30 and that is for two adults and two children.
25 March 2017|
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Response from NationalStud | Property representative |
Hi the best time for foals is march to june july time