Set hearts racing on Valentine’s Day with a VIP tour of the home of horseracing

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Love is in the air in Newmarket! As Valentine’s Day 2019 draws near you may be wondering what to get your loved one. Why not treat them to a dream day out behind the scenes in the Home of Horseracing?

Discover Newmarket, the tourism hub of the town, is hosting a one-time, VIP guided tour of some of the finest sights in the Home of Horseracing with its ‘Hearts Racing Valentine’s Tour’ on Friday 15th February 2019.

The timing of this tour is perfect if you are planning a romantic getaway to make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one.

This heart-stirring tour begins within the illustrious surroundings of The Jockey Club Rooms in the centre of Newmarket. This prestigious, private member’s club has been at the centre of British horseracing for over 250 years and is the perfect location to begin this exclusive tour. Visitors will witness an unrivalled collection of racing memorabilia with a guided experience through yesteryear, walking in the footsteps or royalty and some of history’s key figures.

The tour will then take visitors to the world-famous training grounds on Warren Hill to see some of the town’s 3,000 racehorses going through their paces during morning exercise. The group will move onto an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of a top racing stable where visitors will get to explore the stables, be introduced to the horses, learn the yard routines and seeing the top-class and historic facilities in action.

Following this, the group will be transported to The Packhorse Inn, an award-winning traditional rural inn and restaurant in the idyllic setting of nearby Moulton, for a sumptuous Valentine’s Day inspired three-course lunch made with fresh seasonal produce. The perfect mid-day pitstop for you and your partner to pop open a bottle of fizz and enjoy one another’s company.

Once lunch has finished, the tour will continue to one of the UK’s leading thoroughbred stud farms where visitors will gain exclusive access and enjoy meeting the top stallions based at the state-of-the-art facilities.

Newmarket is the perfect location for a romantic getaway with nearby cultural hot spots Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Ely. To extend your trip within the town why not plan an overnight stay at one of Newmarket’s many wonderful hotels to truly get away from it all with your loved one.

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

The 4 red star luxury hotel (pictured above), which last year was named Best Wedding Venue in the East of England for the second year in a row, is the perfect choice for those wanting to pop the question as part of their Valentines Day surprises or mark a special anniversary in romantic and elegant surroundings. Accompanied by three acres of secluded gardens, adjacent to some of the most famous paddocks and training stables in the world, this is a wonderful choice for any couple wishing for a long weekend that exudes romance.

Quy Mill Hotel and Spa

The stylish surroundings of the AA 4 silver starred Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, full of character and charm could be the perfect choice for those looking for superb food from their award-winning Mill House restaurant where they can indulge in a tempting selection of local and international dishes. Opt for their exclusive four poster beds with whirlpool spa baths for an extra-special getaway full of romance.

Rutland Arms Hotel

This distinctive 17th century former coaching inn, nestled along the vibrant High Street, will take you back in time with its cobbled courtyard dating back to the reign of Charles II. Filled with original period features, this hotel has all the character and charm of Newmarket, past, present and future. Perfect for those wishing to stay within the beating heart of the town amongst some of the town’s rich history.

The Packhorse Inn

For those looking to stay on the outskirts of the town, The Packhorse Inn, in Moulton, the location of your three-course lunch during the tour, is a great option for those wanting to enjoy stylish bedrooms, exceptional service and atmosphere. Eight plush bedrooms filled offer the choice of double, king and super king beds, free-standing baths and peaceful surroundings.

Wherever you decide to stay, let Discover Newmarket show your loved one that you care this Valentine’s Day.

Places on this one-off tour are limited and cost £150 per person. Guarantee your places by contacting the Discover Newmarket Team on 0344 7489200 or book online at