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 0344 748 9200 and select option 1  

Click here to book directly via the website

Or for group/bespoke tour enquiries please call 0344 748 9200 and select option 2

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.


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We are currently experiencing problems with the mobile phone coverage at the Stud.