On The Trail of Dick Francis

Calling all Dick Francis lovers! Join us on a literary tour, via bus and foot, around the historic town of Newmarket and see many of the places that crime novelist and former champion steeplechase, Francis, featured in his realistic plots based in the spiritual home of horseracing.

This two hour tour runs on set dates throughout the year and is priced at £25 per person which includes a cream tea.

This tour is available to book as a private experience on a date of your choice (subject to availability and a minimum of two people). A private option is just an additional one-off payment of £35, plus the standard ticket price. If you would like to arrange, please contact us on 01638 501122 or admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk to discuss.

Please see available Tour Dates below and then click on the date and select the number of tickets. Tickets will be emailed to the email address you provide at checkout.

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Calling all Dick Francis lovers!

Join us on a literary tour, via bus and foot, around the historic town of Newmarket and see many of the places that crime novelist and former champion steeplechase, Francis, featured in his realistic plots based in the spiritual home of horseracing.

Dick Francis wrote some 50 thriller books during his second career and then later his son Felix took up the pen allowing our hero to continue to investigate a series of fictitious crimes based around the world of racing. Whilst the storylines were cleverly scripted, many of the locations referenced were physical, iconic buildings located within Newmarket.

This guided tour takes you past a number of these named places where you can visualise for yourself the impact of the bomb at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Dead Heat or how the sales ring may have looked in Knockdown not to mention where the horse was tragically shot in Bonecrack. Finish your tour with a peep inside the Stallion Unit at the prestigious National Stud where the case of drug doping was uncovered in Banker before relaxing and reminiscing past storylines over a cream tea.

1 pm – Meet your guide at the National Stud where you will begin your driving and walking tour, taking in the numerous places which feature in the novels based in Newmarket.

3 pm – Return to the National Stud where you can collectively reminisce past storylines over a delicious cream tea

The On The Trail of Dick Francis Tour is running on the following dates:

Friday 6th August 2021
Friday 1st October 2021
Friday 5th November 2021
Friday 3rd December 2021

Calling all Dick Francis lovers!

Join us on a literary tour, via bus and foot, around the historic town of Newmarket and see many of the places that crime novelist and former champion steeplechase, Francis, featured in his realistic plots based in the spiritual home of horseracing.

Dick Francis wrote some 50 thriller books during his second career and then later his son Felix took up the pen allowing our hero to continue to investigate a series of fictitious crimes based around the world of racing. Whilst the storylines were cleverly scripted, many of the locations referenced were physical, iconic buildings located within Newmarket.

This guided tour takes you past a number of these named places where you can visualise for yourself the impact of the bomb at the Rowley Mile Racecourse in Dead Heat or how the sales ring may have looked in Knockdown not to mention where the horse was tragically shot in Bonecrack. Finish your tour with a peep inside the Stallion Unit at the prestigious National Stud where the case of drug doping was uncovered in Banker before relaxing and reminiscing past storylines over a cream tea.

1 pm – Meet your guide at the National Stud where you will begin your driving and walking tour, taking in the numerous places which feature in the novels based in Newmarket.

3 pm – Return to the National Stud where you can collectively reminisce past storylines over a delicious cream tea

The On The Trail of Dick Francis Tour is running on the following dates:

Friday 6th August 2021
Friday 1st October 2021
Friday 5th November 2021
Friday 3rd December 2021

Address

The National Stud, Newmarket, CB8 0XE

Contact

01638 501122
admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk