The National Stud in Newmarket is on to a winner after it was awarded Coach Friendly Status this month by The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT UK).

The only commercial stud farm in the UK offering tours to the public through Discover Newmarket, this 500-acre attraction is now officially coach friendly – its top-notch parking, meet and greet service and driver incentives among the many benefits for groups arriving by coach.

“We’re delighted to have received this award as recognition of The National Stud’s efforts to welcome visitors for what is a unique experience,” says Megan Pollexfen, Manager at Discover Newmarket. “Our educational tours are delivered by industry expert guides, and we look forward to welcoming more groups to the stud in 2019.”

Visitors arriving by coach can learn the history and heritage of the site and how it feeds into Newmarket’s horseracing history on a 90-minute tour, as well as the legacy of stallions who’ve stood here, including the famous Mill Reef. Tours are available between 10am and 2pm, seven days a week, and prices start from £10 per person. To make a group booking, call 0344 748 9200 and choose option 2, email or visit

Photo: Karen Tiley of CPT UK presents the award to Megan Pollexfen of Discover Newmarket and Jane Evans of The National Stud

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