THE AREA

The Old Mill is located in the beautiful village of Stetchworth, close to the town of Newmarket.

Whether you’re a devoted horseracing fan or just a lover of beautiful English towns, Newmarket is sure to appeal. Located in the Forest Heath area, close to Cambridge and Ely as well as Bury St Edmunds, this is the perfect place from which to explore this popular region.

Newmarket has been associated with horses and racing since King James 1 arrived in 1605 and declared Newmarket the second capital of England. Successive royal family members came to appreciate the flat land as an ideal location for galloping their horses, King Charles 1 in particular. He visited the town regularly bringing with him a strong love of horses and racing, and it was he who commissioned the first grandstand on Newmarket Heath. Thus the Sport of Kings was born with Britains's first race, The Town Plate, in which Charles 11 rode his own horse and won. Newmarket hasn't looked back since.

Local Attractions

National Horseracing Museum: http://www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk

Newmarket Racecourse Fixtures: http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

Newmarket Racecourse Music Nights: http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk/newmarket-nights

Duxford Imperial War Museum: http://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford

Red Lodge Karting: http://www.redlodgekarting.com

Off Road Centre: http://www.wildtracksltd.co.uk

Local Tourist Information: http://www.discovernewmarket.co.uk

The National Stud: http://www.nationalstud.co.uk

Specialist Veterinary Centre: https://www.dickwhitereferrals.com

Stour Valley Path: http://www.svp100.co.uk/stour-valley-path

The Icknield Way Path: http://www.icknieldwaypath.co.uk

Thetford Forest Go Ape: https://goape.co.uk/days-out/thetford

Thetford Forest Concerts: https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-9mplnf

Tattersalls: http://www.tattersalls.com

Cambridge Tourist Information: http://www.visitcambridge.org/visitor-information

Bury St Edmunds Tourist Information: http://www.visit-burystedmunds.co.uk

The Ellesmere Centre, Stetchworth: https://ellesmerecentre.org.uk