Visit Newmarket and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Newmarket, Suffolk. Though it contains little of overt architectural or archaeological interest Newmarket is a memorable town, due to its magnificent situation on the downs and heaths which straddle the main road from London to Norwich, and for its historical associations as the centre of the English horse-racing world.
It is perhaps seen at its finest approached from the All across the Devil's Dyke (Anglo-Saxon earthworks), when against a background of blue sky the heath stretches as far as the eye can see. On the left as you enter the town is the racecourse, the scene of so many great classic meetings since the first recorded race in 1619, and the headquarters of the turf. Just before the town proper is the Cooper Memorial Fountain of 1909 and then you pass the first of many fine houses and hotels which line the main road as it continues to the north.
On the right may be seen the Headquarters of the Jockey Club built in 1772 and restored and enlarged by the late P.R.A., Sir Albert Richardson. Further on is the Rutland Arms Hotel, a historic building with Georgian red-brick front, and even older interior walls. Next is the Jubilee clock tower. Shortly afterwards the road divides, the Norwich and Thetford roads straight ahead and, branching to the right, the road to Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.
Horse-racing has taken place here for over three centuries and the heath has been the subject of innumerable paintings by the masters of English sporting pictures - Stubbs, Marshall and many others.
Nearby cities: Cambridge
Nearby towns: Bury St Edmunds, Ely, Haverhill, Mildenhall, Soham
Nearby villages: Burwell, Cheveley, Dullingham, Exning, Freckenham, Herringswell, Kennett, Kentford, Kirtling, Six Mile Bottom, Snailwell, Stetchworth, Swaffham Prior, Westley Waterless, Wicken
Have you decided to visit Newmarket or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Newmarket bed and breakfast (a Newmarket B&B or Newmarket b and b)
- a Newmarket guesthouse
- a Newmarket hotel (or motel)
- a Newmarket self-catering establishment, or
- other Newmarket accommodation