Milton Keynes Travel Guide

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    Bletchley Park
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    Bletchley Park
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Milton Keynes Things to Do

  • Bletchley Park

    An excellent day out at one of Britain's best kept WWII secretsBletchley Park was the home of the Codebreakers. It is now a heritage site with plenty to see. You can explore and experience the top secret world of iconic codebreaking huts and blocks set within the really lovely Victorian estate.We had a great time.

  • The Church of Christ the Cornerstone

    The church is located in the centre of the Milton Keynes. I actually lived a short walk from the church and was able to watch it being built. I have even been to the top of the cupola when it was being worked upon by Italian stone masons during the construction phase.It was good to see how the external landscaping around it has grown over the 20...

  • Visit the Concrete Cows

    For some years, Milton Keynes was laughed at for having concrete cows. However, this has long since ceased and now they have become more of an attraction and are currently sited within the central Milton Keynes shopping centre.The Concrete Cows are considered iconic, and were created in 1978 by Canadian-born, Liz Leyh. There are three cows and...

  • Indoor Skiing / Sky Diving! Xscape...

    Wow this is a must!!!! What surprises me is that millions of people each year travel up and down the country to visit theme parks however as far as I can see relatively little is known about this. Again, this was found by accident when visiting Milton Keynes and all I can say is it's a truly breathtaking experience. The Xscape Centre is home to...

  • the centre mk - Shoppers Paradise!

    As a new visitor to MK I have to say it has some of the best shops / shopping centres in the UK. Convenience is key here with the shopping experience set around "Shopping Mals" as opposed to a traditional town centre. Some hate it, some love it however if you are nearby or visiting MK then you must visit The Centre MK. This is as close to a town...

  • Bletchley Park

    During World War II, Allied codebreakers deciphered critical German military codes. This intelligence was used to great advantage, especially in the Battle of the Atlantic. Here are coding and de-coding equipment, radar systems, and other hardware. Of particular interest is a replica of the world's first true electronic computer. It was developed...

  • Shop until you drop

    If you come to MK by car, park in the large Debenhams car park of the shopping centre and you won't need to worry that your parking ticket runs out, just pay when you exit.Time will fly when you shop at MK - the longest shopping centre in Europe!Even when the weather is not great outside, you can spend hours inside this shopping centre with its...

  • Indoor Skiing

    Ok so there's really something to do in Milton Keynes. The Snozone in Xscape , is supposedly Europe's largest indoor ski slope made of real snow. There are 3 slopes with one slope dedicated to ski lessons.

  • The Bowl

    Milton Keynes Bowl is a concert venue in, well a grass bowl with a stage at one end. The Bowl is surrounded by hedges as a natural screen, and has a concrete slope opposite the stage to enter the bowl. All the food stalls and toilets are round the outside of the bowl leaving the inside just for viewing the concerts.The only thing inside are two...


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  • A late lunch on a Saturday afternoon

    This was both a good and poor choice, we thought after we had finished eating. We received a discount due to a poor experience by one of us.The staff were friendly, but the service was a little slow. There were very few customers eating - when we arrived three left shortly afterwards and when we started our meal, three new customers arrived. I had...

  • Between a pub and a restaurant...

    We can describe it as a pub with better food than usual...This is in fact a new house built as an old cottage.You can go there for both a pint of Guiness or some good (and copious) food.They were still serving food around 9pm.*update* Looks like this is a memory from the past! Apparently the place has burnt down ;-( I asked duck! I literally had...

  • Best Latte Coffee and nice Sweet Treats

    They offer all sorts of filled baguettes and danishes, cakes, savoury and sweet, but everything fresh at all times.In addition part of the shop offers foreign foods, delicious and interesting.Have a seat at one of the many tables and chairs and watch people walk past. I love their coffee, jam doughnuts or egg and cress baguettes.

  • Enjoy a wonderful Sandwich and a cup of...

    When my parents came to visit us from Germany for the first time, they got addicted to the good old delicious english Sandwich!At Brunches within the shopping centre MK you have a big choice of fresh bread and fillings and they prepare it there and then.Brunches is near Gate 9 of the shopping centre and they have many tables and chairs outside it...

  • Yet another Indian

    Just in the centre of Milton Keynes, this is another nice Indian to try. I've been there within a group so it is not easy to provide a fair comparison with the Moghul Palace. The decor is not as nice but I would simply say the atmosphere here was more friendly.

  • Indian in a church

    The atmosphere is really nice! In the old Stony Stratford, this is indeed an old church that has been converted into a restaurant.I don't know much about Indian food but I enjoyed it. The only bad point: the staff was not too friendly and pretty much in a hurry, we have been served too quickly!


Milton Keynes Nightlife

  • An old pub in Towceseter

    Towcester is 15-20 min drive from Milton Keynes, but just for this pub, this is worth the drive.When you enter the pub, a nice cocker wish you welcome.This is in fact a really old house full of smaller rooms, in one of them, a traditional fireplace.A Really nice atmosphere!! Warmly recommended...

  • Live music

    Medium-sized intimate venue.Friendly, helpful staff, ushers, etc. OK, I admit it, I'm one of its 200+ volunteer helpers. It's run as a charity, with summer music camps for kids.Highlights for me include Roger McGuinn, Wishbone Ash, Paul Carrack, Osibisa ... and Jefferson Starship on Oct 28!

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Milton Keynes Transportation

  • Save a little money

    If you are visiting the Centre:MK then why not park across the road rather than the centre / attractions car park. MK has some of the cheapest parking I have ever seen and if you park across the road from key attractions you'll pay as little as 25p per hour parking rather than a few pounds. A little saving plus you get some excercise! :-)

  • From Brussels to MK

    By plane, you have two choices, most of the people I know go via London. There is however a (new?) airline to Birmingham. You still have to rent a car but this is much more easy, you don't have to drive through the overcrowded M1...For the way back, I drove along smaller roads (A5 to Coventry), lovely misty and dark atmosphere...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Milton Keynes Shopping

  • A very large shopping complex

    It has been almost 20 years since I was last in Milton Keynes; however it was interesting to see that many shops are still in place. There has almost been a significant degree of building work and the centre has expanded significantly.

  • Second-hand (and some new) stuff

    Age Concern, a charity for the elderly, takes second-hand furniture (eg from house clearances) and other items, plus gets some new, unused, unsold stuff from stores, and sells it in aid of the charity.My bedhead was brand-new, donated to them by Argos. Probably a sample or end-of-range.Also, pictures, books and bric-a-brac.

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    by vichatherly Updated Aug 31, 2014

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    StadiumMK home to Milton Keynes Dons. A splendid 30,500 all seater stadium, of which a many a small premier league team would be glad to have as ... ask Crystal Palace.

    The record attendance for a football match at Stadium MK was on Tuesday 26 August 2014 when I was in the crowd of 26,969 turned up to watch Milton Keynes Dons' Capital One Cup 4-0 victory over my beloved Manchester United.

    The stadium was officially opened on 29 November 2007 by the Queen.

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