Milton Keynes Travel Guide
Milton Keynes station
Modern, clean & good for live music.
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In a nutshell
Look beyond the roundabouts and concrete cows - there's more here, HONEST !!
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...
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...
Indoor Skiing / Sky Diving! Xscape Centre
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 concrete cows were designed by Liz Leyh and can be found off the A422 at Bancroft. They are within walking distance of the nearby Roman Villa and Bradwell Abbey.They have become one of the cites most famous landmarks.
Holiday Inn Express
1 Review and 215 Opinions Absolute nice accomodation. Basic facilities and amenities. Recommended for business or part time...
The Cock Hotel
1 Review and 125 Opinions If you don't fancy staying at one of these big chain hotels and rather would like to stay at a small...
Ha Ha Bar and Grill: 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...
The Old Beams: 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...
La Hind: 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.
Pickled Pig: 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!!...
The Stables: 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...
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...
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...
The Centre: MK: 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.
Age Concern Furniture Warehouse: 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...
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