Moving to Newmarket, Suffolk
Rough guide to Newmarket, Suffolk
Moving to Newmarket
Abels has been moving people to Newmarket in Suffolk for decades. Moving to Newmarket from within the UK or from Europe is done by road, with moves from abroad depending upon your preference and the original location. Abels has produced some guidance on the different methods to help you select the right mode for your move to Newmarket, and that could be by air or by sea.
Newmarket is is most famous for being the global centre and birthplace of thoroughbred horse racing. The area has two racecourses, Newmarket Racecourse and the July Course and nine of the UK’s thirty two group one flat races are held at Newmarket, the same number which are held at Ascot. Newmarket is home to many major British horseracing institutions and is the largest racehorse training centre in Britain.
An organisation called the Save Historic Newmarket group is dedicated to preserving Newmarket as the world headquarters of racing. This group also seeks in increase the number of visitors to the area by encouraging sustainable development. The Save Historic Newmarket group is run by and seeks to further include local residents. Newmarket is also well known for Newmarket market and its Newmarket sausage.
It is rumoured that David Beckham owns a house in the area and famous jockey, Frankie Dettori and trainer, Sir Michael Stoute both live there. Other famous faces from Newmarket include Brit Award winner Dina Carroll and polevault champion, Michelle Tuffs.
In addition to horse racing, Newmarket has a local football team called Newmarket Town, which reached the quarter finals of the FA Vase run in 2005-2006. The area is also home to a successful amateur jousting team, which became the first team to win successive Eastern League titles in 2001.
Located in Suffolk, Newmarket has a railway station which runs on the Cambridge to Bury St. Edmunds to Ipswich line, allowing tourists and locals to get to and from other parts of the country with ease.