Home to the Sport of Kings since 1605, free tours of the racecourse are available. Newmarket also has an interesting range of shops, pubs & restaurants to enjoy, also the grand clock tower & the King Edward VII Memorial Gardens. The city of Cambridge is a short drive away, famous for its colleges, museums, botanic gardens, art galleries & punting on the River Cam. Locally there are many interesting places to visit including Bury St Edmunds with its cathedral & Theatre Royal, built in 1819 it is a rare example of a Georgian playhouse. National Trust properties can be found at Ickworth Park & Anglesey Abbey & Gardens. Also worth visiting is Ely with its 12th century cathedral & range of interesting shops & restaurants. If you want to leave the car at home Newmarket railway station is on the Cambridge/Ipswich line. Shop, pub & restaurant 200 yards.