Living in Newmarket : More than just the home of horseracing
Newmarket, known otherwise as horseracing HQ, is a quaint market town with a history steeped in the royal sport of horseracing. But don’t let that stop you from looking to buy or rent in the town or surrounding areas, you certainly don’t have to be a horseracing fan to enjoy living there!
With great connections to both Cambridgeshire and the Suffolk Coast, local tourist attractions on your doorstep and great outdoor activities and walking routes, Newmarket is fast becoming a homeowners chosen location.
Whether you’re looking at central Newmarket or one of the surrounding villages such as Exning, Moulton, Kentford or even Burwell, you’ll be sure to pick a home that has a lot going for it nearby.
Connections to neighbouring towns
In less than a 30-minute drive or a 20-minute direct train, you can be in the heart of Cambridge for a day full of shopping and sightseeing around the infamous colleges.
For those wanting something a little lower key, in 25 minutes, you can be in the pretty area of Ely where they play host to a range of craft and farmers markets throughout the year including the annual Ely Eel Festival on the first weekend in May and the bustling Christmas fair within the historic Cathedral.
Heading in the other direction, you are also in a very commutable distance from Bury St Edmunds, the jewel in the crown of Suffolk, surrounded by countryside with 1,000 years of history to explore, tonnes of independent shops to discover and a huge amount of restaurants and cafes of all shapes and sizes.
Lavenham, the picture-perfect, pink cottage lined village which is only a 40-minute drive away. With crooked houses, cobbled paths and gorgeous surroundings, this is certainly a location you’ll want to be close by to. It was even a location in the Harry Potter films!
Local tourist attractions
Whilst you needn’t be an avid watcher of horseracing, you may be interested in visiting some of the local tourist attractions in Newmarket for something new and fun to do with friends and family.
Enjoy a day at the races at Newmarket Racecourses where you can place your bets on a host of race days throughout the year or perhaps enjoy The Style Awards and don your best fascinator or suit!
The National Stud, the only commercial stud farm in the UK, is a unique choice to spend a morning with your family as you get up close to the baby foals as they make their first few steps in the world before what could be a long career in racing.
The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art is one for all with a host of new art exhibitions going up monthly and a plethora of children’s activities during the school holidays, including the chance to ride ‘legless’ their horseriding simulator!
The great outdoors
For those wanting to experience more of the countryside around Newmarket, why not attempt to walk The Devil’s Dyke? Don’t let the name put you off, this Anglo-Saxon walking trail is a great option for a sunny afternoon with the dog!
Thetford Forest is a simple 20 minutes drive away for those wanting to try out Go-Ape or Centre Parcs at Elveden Forest. There’s also plenty of countryside pubs to visit along the way from The Elveden Inn to The Packhorse at Moulton and beyond!
For those wanting to visit the sea, Aldeburgh, Felixstowe and Southwold are all commutable within a 1 hour 30-minute drive.
If you want to find out more about Newmarket and the surrounding towns and villages to both buy and rent, get in touch with the Morris Armitage team today!