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Explore: Newmarket

PUBLISHED: 12:18 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:18 05 June 2017

The Clocktower in Newmarket High Street.

The Clocktower in Newmarket High Street.

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Famous as the home of horseracing, Newmarket has plenty going on to make it a great place for a busy day out

First day of new £15m Newmarket National Heritage Centre - soft launch.First day of new £15m Newmarket National Heritage Centre - soft launch.

Even if you’ve never been to Newmarket or experienced what the historic town has to offer, you’ll be sure to know what it’s famous for. As the birthplace of British horseracing and the home of Newmarket Racecourse, the town is known for exciting racing days and glamorous post-race events.

For those who are interested in finding out more about the world of horseracing from behind the scenes there are various tours you can take including The National Stud and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and British Sporting Art at Palace House.

Photo essay - Newmarket Races.Photo essay - Newmarket Races.

But if the sport of kings isn’t your usual cup of tea, Newmarket offers a whole lot more, with shopping, independent eateries and relaxing hotels and spas for visitors and locals alike.

Shopping

Since the early 13th century, Newmarket has been a hub for trade and travellers, and today the high street is a combination of familiar retail brands and independent family run businesses, from clothing and antiques to meat and wine.

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Independent womenswear boutique Martha V provides a unique and personal shopping experience every time you visit. Each season it seeks out exciting, up and coming designers to continually inject an element of freshness into its range of fashion and accessories.

Alongside the established names, the town’s Market Square is home to more independent sellers. On Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 3pm, around 40 stalls sell a large variety of goods, while every Saturday from May to October fresh local produce can be purchased from Newmarket’s farmers’ market.

Eating out

Newmarket will leave you spoilt for choice when it comes to good food, regardless of whether you’re after a formal dinner or simply a quick bite to eat.

The Pocket Bistro, inspired by classic British dining and grand cafes of Europe, brings true all-occasion dining to Newmarket, while The Pantry’s head chef, who is classically trained in French and Italian cooking, uses the best local, seasonal ingredients to create British dishes that also have a slight European influence.

Just off the high street, Nancy’s Vintage Teashop offers a selection of specially-blended teas as well as serving breakfast, lunch and cakes, are all homemade on the premises.

Spa retreats

The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel is considered one of the most luxurious spas in Suffolk with some of the finest facilities and treatments available to its guests. Its spa experiences and signature spa treatments are perfect for those looking to unwind, whilst the hotel’s tranquil rooms are an ideal place to lay your head after your relaxing day.

If you’re looking for something a little more exotic, the Newmarket Thai Spa offers a wide range of authentic Thai treatments, all based on ancient techniques designed to relax, energise and maintain good health.

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