at Adnams July Course
Arrival & Departure Timings
Traffic to the site can build up at peak times, and therefore we would advise you arrive early to avoid being delayed. In addition, especially on Newmarket Nights the traffic exiting the course can escalate, so please do be aware of this when making your travel arrangements.
Several bars remain open for approx. 1 hour (dependent on demand) after the last race on all race days and after the concerts. During the Moet & Chandon July Festival there will be Après Racing after-parties that continue for approx. 1.5 hours post the last race. During our sell out concerts please allow up to 2 hours to exit the car parks.
Entering: The Adnams July Course
The Adnams July Course is situated in rural Cambridgeshire, we are kindly loaned fields for parking belonging to our neighbours, The National Stud, where the likes of Dick Turpin and Toronado have spent many an afternoon grazing. Please note, the route you are manually directed to for The Adnams July Course will not be the shortest route, in terms of distance. However it will allow you to approach the racecourse, enter and park in the correct car park in the fastest time possible.
The Premier Car Park is located nearest to the Premier Enclosure Entrance and priced at £5 per car. Advanced booking is advisable. Please note pre-purchasing is not available seven days before the event, however racegoers may be able to pay on the day if there is availability. Premier Parking is not available during our Moët & Chandon July Festival and during Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live events. Please use the free public parking on these racedays.
Parking within the public car parks is free to all those attending the race meeting.
Verge parking orders are now in place for all roads leading to the July Course. Anyone parking on verges approaching the course will be ticketed or towed away.
If you choose to park in Newmarket town, please respect our local neigbours and do not park in front of driveways. We have a free bus service from Newmarket town centre please and Newmarket Train Station see more.
Disabled parking areas are accessed via Gate 4 for ticket holders in the Grandstand & Paddock and Family Enclosure. For Premier or Grandstand & Paddock enclosure ticket holders please use Gate 2.
Coaches must enter the racecourse via Gate 4 off the A1303. If coaches wish to leave site and come back to the course they must be back in the coach car park by 9pm as access into Gate 4 is restricted from this time to allow for egress.
There is free coach parking available at both of our racecourses.
Coach drivers with 16 or more passengers will receive free entry into the Grandstand & Paddock Enclosure and a voucher for a soft drink, once they have completed our Coach Security Pass (RCA form) and have along with the work docket. This form must be completed fully with driver details together with the group bookers details. The form is available from the car parking attendants as you enter the racecourse car parks, at least half an hour in advance of the last race. Once the form is completed, the driver will need to produce his work docket at the Free Pass Office on the day. Both must be produced to benefit from our offer. Please note the forms can only be obtained from our parking attendants.
Exiting: The Adnams July Course
Please be aware that exiting some car parks can take up to 2 hours on sell out events.
On exiting the car parks, please note the route you will manually be directed will not be the shortest route but it will allow you to exit the Car Parks in the shortest time possible.
Newmarket Racecourses in collaboration with our traffic management company (CSP) annually review our traffic management strategies in consultation with the Local Council, Police and Highways Agency.
The A1303 from Cambridge to Newmarket (east bound only) and Swaffham Heath Road that links the A1304 and the A1303 (north bound only) will be closed from 9.00pm - 12:00am on Newmarket Nights (23rd June, 30th June, 21st July, 28th July, 4th August, 11th August, 18th August and 6.30pm – 9.00pm for our Summer Saturday Live on 26th August.
There will be clear diversion routes in place which are as follows:
If you are travelling from Cambridge on the A1303 all traffic during the hours of 6:30pm to 9:00pm will be directed right onto the Swaffham Heath Road, from the junction on the A1303. Where the Swaffham Heath Road meets the A1304 all traffic will then be directed left towards Newmarket. Swaffham Road Heath will be closed to any traffic travelling north bound i.e. from Cambridge to Newmarket.
All traffic exiting the Racecourse via Gate 4 (orange, pink and red car parks) onto the A1303 will only be allowed to turn right towards Cambridge. There will be no access for incoming traffic through these gates half an hour before the last race or 9.00pm for Newmarket Nights and 6:30pm for Summer Saturday Live.
When exiting the car park you will be required to leave via a specific route. To minimise delays and traffic build up, within the racecourse certain gates will be restricted to only allow vehicles to turn left or right.
During our premier racedays, Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live please allow up to 2 hours to exit the car parks.
The taxi rank is located outside Premier 1 entrance, at the front of the white car park. All un-booked taxis must use the taxi rank and will be stopped from picking up from anywhere else on or around the site.
We recommend that taxis are pre-booked in advance of the race meeting especially recommended for our Newmarket Nights and Summer Saturday Live and our feature meetings. See our list of local Newmarket Taxi numbers to help.
Private Hire Cars and Minibuses Pick Up/Drop off Area
There is a designated pick up and drop off area within the White Car Park for private hire cars and minibuses (15 seats or less). All vehicles using this area must enter the racecourse via Gate 2 where they will be directed to wait in designated waiting bays. All vehicles must then exit via Gate 3 as there will be a one way system in operation.
No vehicles are permitted to pick up or drop off on the roundabout at the main entrance. Police and traffic marshalls will be in attendance to move vehicles on.
There are various bus services available so that you arrive and return from Newmarket Racecourses safely. Services are available from Newmarket Town, Newmarket Train Station, Cambridge, Royston and Bury St Edmunds, visit our public transport page for more information if you wish to use public transport including pick-up and drop-off points, times and prices.
Click here to download the July Course car parking map.
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