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 are the USAF air bases of Mildenhall and Lakenheath.
Newmarket is on the A14 and A11 main routes.
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 Norwich (every 2 hours), London (5 times per day), and the London airports (every 2 hours)(Stansted, Heathrow and Gatwick).
Newmarket station is on the Cambridge to Ipswich line. Trains run roughly hourly, except on Sundays when they are 2-hourly. 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.
For longer distance services, connections are available at Cambridge for Stansted Airport, London, the Midlands and the North, or towards Ipswich you can change at Stowmarket for Norwich.
The town is small enough to walk around.
There are several hotels in the Newmarket area.
- Rutland Arms Hotel, High St..
- Best Western Hotel.
- Bedford Lodge Hotel (just across the Severals horse training field.).