Tours Information

All National Stud tour enquiries and bookings are now managed by Discover Newmarket.  Pre booking National Stud tours is essential

To make your booking for a daily tour; call 0844 748 9200 and select option 1  

Click here to book directly via the website

Or for group/bespoke tour enquiries please call 0844 748 9200 and select option 2


Admission during Newmarket Open Weekend will be based on:

Must have a green wristband
if customer has Saturday racing tickets then they
will be asked to make a donation to NOW to attend
the stud tour but do not need to purchase a wristband 
Must have a yellow wristband - £15.00
Wristbands will be available to purchase from the tours desk at The National Stud
Under 13s are free of charge
Pre-Booking is essential and can be booked by calling the Discover Newmarket booking office on 0844 748 9200, and selecting option 2


10.30  11.00 
11.00  11.30 
11.30  12.15 
11.45  12.45 
12.30  13.15 
13.00  13.45 

The National Stud is open for regular tours from February to October, so there is plenty of opportunity to re-visit the stud to experience different parts of the breeding year. Most tours include visits to the Foaling Unit and nursery paddocks in the early spring, where you may see newborn foals; the superb Stallion Unit, with the opportunity to see the stallions in their paddocks or going about their daily work, as well as visiting various yards and paddocks where you can watch the mares and foals grazing and enjoying the sunshine.

Visitors also have the opportunity to visit the 2004 Grand National winner Amberleigh House in his paddock and maybe even feed him a Polo!  Amberleigh House is available most days, unless he is attending a parade such as the Parade of Champions at Aintree’s Grand National Meeting.


  • Foals are very susceptible to cold and wet weather, so in bad weather young foals will not be turned out in the paddocks and it may not always be possible to visit the Foaling Unit if there are any newborn foals that need quiet and recuperation.
  • Our stallions are busiest during the breeding season (February—June) so will not always be available to see during every tour and it is not always possible to see inside the covering shed during the breeding season. Stallions are not turned out during bad weather or during the Sales.


General Information Coffee & Gift Shop Artist In Residence Gallery

Latest News

Toronado touches down, down under!
Toronado has arrived to a hero's welcome at Swettenham Stud in Australia (pictured here with Swettenham Stud staff, and fellow Al Shaqab shuttler The Wow Signal).
Get ready for the 2015 Newmarket Open Weekend!
Newmarket Open Weekend is shaping up to be a fantastic couple of days, and we are looking forward to taking part again!
First 2yo winner for Dick Turpin!
The first race on the card at Redcar on Saturday provided us with Dick Turpin's first winner, 2yo colt, Receding Waves!