We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The National Stud

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: July Race Course, Newmarket CB8 0XE, England
Phone Number: 44 1638 666789
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 103 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
You don't need to love horses to enjoy the National Stud

Having visited the horse racing museum in the morning we were looking forward to visiting the stud. We started with lunch in the cafe and even though they were expecting a large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Lorna S
,
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Having visited the horse racing museum in the morning we were looking forward to visiting the stud. We started with lunch in the cafe and even though they were expecting a large party lunch was freshly made and delicious. Larry was our guide and having met him at the museum earlier we chatted about our visit and joked about our... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Beautifully tended grounds & magnificent horses. Great idea to do a tour prior to going Racing, which we did.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Well laid out. lots of historical backround with plenty of relevantg artifacts. Interactive area will appeal to all.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Larry our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The tour exceeded the 90 minutes and was excellent value. For getting up close to the horses and foals, visit in spring and hope Larry is your guide. Discover Newmarket the organisers appear to need to get their act together for organisation. Getting the right buses and guides to the right place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We did this tour before when it was organised by the stud itself and it was much better then.This year we had a problem with the bus to take us round the stud and hung about for ages. The guide we had was vague about some aspects of the stud and its work. She did not seem to be very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Looking at beautiful horses in gorgeous parkland. Fabulous. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and loved the horses. Probably best visited in the spring when the foals are just born. And you can get close to stallions, mares and foals. The coffee shop serves good food which is not overly expensive. Would highly recommend anyone to give it a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Been looking forward to trip to stud tour on 3 day weekend to include racing at Newmarket.... Tour was 11-15am on Friday , it was very busy and were told by Discover Newmarket guide that 2 buses would be used as there were 30 -35 people .... At 11-15 the 2 guides went to get buses but only to be... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
essex
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Originally visited National Stud as part of Newmarket Open Day last September, were recommended to visit in Spring when there would be more to see and less busy Booked online day before and were expected by tour guide Angie, great value at only £11 each There were only seven of us on tour which was on a bus with two... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Excellent guide on the tour although late setting off. Gave lunch order before we left but we arrived back late missed out on a mare being covered and then they stopped for lunch. We were told we had just about half hour for lunch by the time everyone had been served the half hour was up, so a bit rushed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
35 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The National Stud is great but we have been three times and the cafe situation has been really poor, each time. It was so frustrating because we counted on having breakfast one time, tea another and lunch another. One time we were completely ignored by a staff of four. The grounds are beautiful but I would not rely on being... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed The National Stud also viewed

 
Newmarket, Suffolk
Newmarket, Suffolk
 

Been to The National Stud? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The National Stud and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The National Stud staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?