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Newmarket is a town in Suffolk, England.


The Victorian Clocktower

Newmarket is a small market town in west Suffolk, between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. It is most well known for its horses - it is the headquarters of the Jockey Club that oversees British horseracing, as well as the home of the National Horseracing Museum and the National Stud.

Also nearby is the USAF air base at Lakenheath.

Get in[edit]


Newmarket is on the A14 and A11 main routes. 14 miles (22 km) from Cambridge and 17 miles (25 km) from Bury St Edmunds on the A14 main road. 50 miles from Norwich and 17 miles from the M1 motorway on the A11 main road.


Newmarket Rookery Bus Station has regular services to Cambridge, Ely and Bury St Edmunds with Stagecoach

Local busses around the villages, and to towns like Mildenhall, are found on Traveline East Anglia.

National Express coaches stop on the High St, outside KFC/Palmers. These services run to London every 5 hours, as well as to Norwich and the London airports (Stansted (STN IATA), Heathrow (LHR IATA) and Gatwick (LGW IATA)) every 2 hours.


  • 1 Newmarket Train station, Station Approach, Newmarket, CB8 9BB. on the Cambridge to Ipswich line. Trains run roughly hourly, except on Sundays when they are every 2 hours. Timetables and prices are available from National Rail. To find the office from the station, exit the station onto the road. Turn right, then at the end of the road turn left. Continue straight on to the traffic lights on the High St. Turn right. At the clock tower roundabout, take the second exit signed Ely A142. Just past the traffic lights, Computerlinks is the brick building immediately after Waitrose. The walk is about 15 minutes, but there may be taxis at the station. If taking a train from Newmarket, pay attention to the direction of travel - the line is single track so all trains use the same platform. For Cambridge, trains approach from the left as standing on the platform. Station operated by and services run by Greater Anglia Railway stations in Newmarket (Q47505005) on Wikidata Railway stations in Newmarket on Wikipedia

For longer distance services, connections are available at Cambridge for Stansted Airport, London King's Cross, London Liverpool St, the Midlands and the North, or towards Ipswich you can change at Stowmarket for Norwich.

By bicycle[edit]

The town is on National Cycle Route 51 running Oxford to Colchester, through Bury St Edmunds & Ipswich to the E and through Cambridge to the W. National Cycle Route 51 connects with National Cycle Route 11 a few miles NW of the town.

Get around[edit]

Map of Newmarket (Suffolk)

The town is small enough to walk around.


Hyperion Statue
The Rowley Mile Racecourse


Newmarket Racecourse (14137378411)
  • Go to the races at 1 Newmarket Racecourses, The Links CB8 0TG (a mile southwest of town off A1304). This holds frequent flat-racing events April-Oct. It's "racecourses" plural because there are two: the July Course used in summer, and the Rowley Mile Course used in spring and autumn. Indeed there's a third, only occasionally used. Newmarket Racecourse (Q16998889) on Wikidata Newmarket Racecourse on Wikipedia
  • 2 Mx Tryout (Motocross Experience & Tuition), At Wildtracks Activity Park, Chippenham Rd, Kennett, CB8 7QJ, +44 7425 168341 (mobile), .
  • 3 Wild Tracks Activity Park (Outdoor Activities Park), Chippenham Rd, Kennett, CB8 7QJ (Use postcode CB8 7QJ), +44 1638 751918, . Daily 9AM-9PM (pre-book). Airguns, archery, clay shooting, crossbows, karting, motocross, quad bikes, etc.


  • Tattersalls. Main auctioneer of race horses in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Tattersalls (Q1656195) on Wikidata Tattersalls on Wikipedia
  • 1 Artistry in Cocoa (Specialist Chocolate Shop), 25 Granby St, CB8 8HE, +44 1638 660503, . Tu-Sa 10AM-5PM. Chocolate sales and demonstrations & tastings
  • 2 Waitrose (Supermarket), Fred Archer Way, CB8 8NY, +44 1638 561728. M-Th 7AM-8PM, F 7AM-9PM, Sa 7AM-8PM, Su 10AM-4PM.
  • 3 Tesco (Supermarket), Fordham Rd, CB8 7AH, +44 345 610 6713. M 6AM-midnight, Tu-Sa 24 hr, Su 10AM-4PM. Petrol station & pharmacy (different hours). ATMs. Wi-Fi


Try a Newmarket pork sausage.




Newmarket has 4G from all UK carriers. As of Sept 2022, 5G has not reached this area.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Newmarket
LondonDuxford  SW UK road A11.svg NE  MildenhallNorwich
BirminghamCambridge  W UK road A14.svg E  Bury St EdmundsFelixstowe

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