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The National Stud

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Address: July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
Phone Number: 44 1638 666789
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Had a very good visit to the National Stud. Booked the tour in advance and it was conducted by a man called Malcolm, who was very knowledgeable, told bad jokes (apparently!!) and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit and the first since It has been brought under the "Discover Newmarket" umbrella. We were not listed among the visitors for the day but our e-mail confirmation ensured that there was no problem in us joining the tour. The tour this time lasted just 1 hour, which was considerably shorter than the last time. More... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Had a very good visit to the National Stud. Booked the tour in advance and it was conducted by a man called Malcolm, who was very knowledgeable, told bad jokes (apparently!!) and struck the right balance with the depth of information. I had been on the tour before, but at a different time of year. Found out new facts and... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We booked on the tour which was excellently narrated by Angie, giving us really interesting information about the history of Newmarket and the Stud. We saw plenty of foals and were also privileged to see the process of getting stallions and mares ready for the 'stud' activity. Excellent grounds and staff - the best of the 3 visits we have... More 

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Hertfordshire UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The only thoroughbred stud in the UK that's open to the public. We were taken by minibus to see the new crop of foals and two of the stallions. Every aspect of a stud was explained and we were given plenty of time to take photos, ask questions and wander around. The bright and airy shop/cafe serves a good selection... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I am not a horsey person but I loved every minute of this visit. I'd booked the tour for my wife and daughter (both into horses) and tagged along for the ride. But I enjoyed it at least every bit as much as they did. Our guide, Malcolm, was excellent - knowledgeable in all the varied aspects of the horse... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were a group of 6 (ages from 13 - 82) and despite it being a very cold, windy day yesterday (28 Feb) it was a really good visit. We had had a private tour of the gallops and a private stable from 9 - 11am beforehand (Nigel was fantastic!), followed by the National Stud tour, both of which were... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Not our first visit to the National Stud but an excellent day as it always is. Weather was nice for the time of year which always helps. The guide was very informative and knew all about the horses. It was nice to see Amberleigh House again. It isn't everyday that you get to stroke a Grand National winner! An excellent... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very informative and relaxed. The lady certainly knew her stuff. There weren't many mares/foals around at the time of our visit but we did see some. Café was lovely.

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Despite the cold weather, this was really interesting. Our guide, Malcom from Discover Newmarket was superb, explaining what was happening throughout the Stud. It was lovely meeting the horses and even the first foals to be born.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great value for a tour around the stud. Lovely to see the foals. Also get to see famous name horses retired to stud. Very special memories. Worth booking ahead to avoid disappointment

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