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Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes

Type:Towns & Villages

The Peace Pagoda, Willen Lake


Milton Keynes is one of the most northerly towns in South East England, making up part of Buckinghamshire. It has long since shed off its image as a concrete new town to become one of the most thriving locations in South East England.

Day visitors to Milton Keynes will love the excellent shopping facilities, with over 300 shops, including one of the longest indoor shopping centres in Europe at thecentre:mk. If you’re planning on a longer stay, you will find dozens of attractions in the town and in the nearby countryside villages.

Milton Keynes has also become an extreme sports hotspot. You can water-ski, wakeboard and more on Willen Lake, or head to Xscape for the UK's longest indoor real-snow ski and boarding slope, as well as some of the best indoor climbing facilities in the south.

For more sedate pursuits, Milton Keynes offers one of the best theatres outside of London, excellent free art exhibitions at the Milton Keynes Gallery and dozens of regular free festivals and events.

Things to do in Milton Keynes

  • Take the family to Gulliver's Land - a theme park adventure for all ages, including fun rides, life-size dinosaur models and farmyard animals that you can get up close to!
  • Head to Bletchley Park and discover how WWII code breakers cracked the Enigma code.
  • Visit the Cowper and Newton Museum, the Georgian home of the 18th century poet William Cowper.
  • Heritage buffs are spoilt for choice in this part of the UK with Woburn Abbey, Ascott House and Claydon House all within a twenty minute drive of Milton Keynes. 

The hotels in Buckinghamshire offer a great selection of accommodation when staying near this vibrant town - there is a fantastic range of events and things to do in Buckinghamshire too.

Towns & villages near Milton Keynes


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Milton Keynes is about 55 miles north west of London, is easily accessible via the major motorway network of the M1 and is well served by public transport.

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