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The National Stud

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Address: | July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
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The National Stud remains the only commercial stud farm in the UK allowing...

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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Lovely and Interesting place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 of them being taken out for their daily exercise

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 establishments. Visited Julia Fielden's stables to experience the fantastic attention to detail offered by a... More 

2 Thank RobinB1957
Kingsdown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 talk and tour to our questions. Very worthwhile. Recommended!

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Added this to our agenda as part of Newmarket Open Weekend and really enjoyed it. Was a 'taster' of the full tour. Very interesting and I'm sure in the Spring when there are lots of young foals, would be lovely. Tour Guide very knowledgable. I'm sure the full tour will be well worth a visit.

Thank Jacqui S
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a must for any equine enthusiast. Especially a big thank you to "Larry" our tour guide who made the tour a wonderful and fantastic experience, once again "thanks Larry"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A fantastic, friendly and informative your of the National Stud. Highly recommended if passing through Newmarket

1 Thank CharlotteSV60

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