OUT AND ABOUT
Located just a few miles outside of Newmarket, the historic home of flat horseracing, the Packhorse is an ideal base for any horseracing enthusiast with a huge variety of racing things to see and do. Whilst you’re here, why not take a stroll around the picturesque village of Moulton where you’ll find an abundance of wildlife and stunning views.
VISIT THE PACKHORSE BRIDGE
The Old Packhorse Bridge is a four-arched medieval bridge built in the 15th century and a focal point for Moulton village. It was built to carry packhorses over the river Kennett and shows the remarkable workmanship that has gone into this structure made of flint and stone rubble.
A circular walk offering wonderful views over the Cambridgeshire and Suffolk escarpment. The walk expands over rolling hills and woodland paths of Moulton and Gazely as well as the River Kennett. The path is sign-posted and dog-friendly, but you may encounter livestock, so it’s necessary to have your dog on a lead. There are public houses in each village to top up with refreshments along the way.
VISIT THE NATIONAL STUD
As the only thoroughbred stud in the UK to open their doors to the public, The National Stud Tours, run by Discover Newmarket, offer a rarely seen glimpse into the superb world of thoroughbred equine breeding. There are a wide range of tours giving you the chance to see the magnificent horses and their trainers on their daily activities.
PALACE HOUSE NEWMARKET
If you’re a lover of all things horseracing, a visit to the Palace House in Newmarket is not to be missed. This National Heritage Centre comprises the National Horseracing Museum, Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art and a wonderful opportunity to meet the much-loved retired racehorses. Spend a riveting half or full day drawing on the splendid history, warm and informative hosts and artefacts on exhibit. They host many events for the whole family throughout the year.
ICKWORTH HOUSE NATIONAL TRUST
Located just 5 km from the town of Bury St Edmunds, Ickworth House is a neo-classical National Trust Rotunda surrounded by parkland. It was once commissioned by the 4th Earl of Bristol to house his various prized collections. Ideal for picnicking and for the curious, visiting the restored servant’s quarters learning about the fascinating day-to-day lived experiences of servitude to the nobility in the 1930’s.
Racing enthusiasts can get close to the action at The Jockey Club Estates where the majestic Racehorses are trained. The grounds are a mere 10 minutes away from us and open for the public from 1 pm daily.
Why not take a tour with our friends at Discover Newmarket?