Milton Keynes Info
The town of Milton Keynes holds an iconic place in Britain's 20th Century history. As recently as the late 1960s the town as we know it now was merely a cluster of a few sleepy villages and hamlets. But in the last 50 years the town has grown more rapidly than nearly any other town in the UK, and is now a thriving modern settlement. What it lacks in ancient history it makes up for in a wide variety of amenities, making it an excellent place to spend some time.
Milton Keynes is strongly associated with nearby Bletchley Park, the famous centre of code-breaking operations during World War II, and the birthplace of the first ever computer. The Museum of Wartime Cryptography allows you to explore this fascinating area of Britain's past unlocking the secrets that made all the difference to the country's survival during the darkest days of the War.
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Milton Keynes' local football team, the MK Dons, has had a brief but colourful history, and the stadium in which they play is widely regarded to be one of the best in the country. The town is also home to the Red Bull Formula 1 racing team, the National Badminton Centre and an established ice hockey team. The National Bowl is a large venue that regularly plays host to some of the biggest artists and acts in the world, including Green Day and the Foo Fighters in recent years.
Whilst it is a relatively new town, it is not as urbanised as you might think and there are plenty of parks and cycleways to explore when you want to escape from the hustle and bustle.
The original site of Milton Keynes was chosen partially for its excellent transport links, which enable you to explore some of the other nearby towns such as Bicester, Oxford and Northampton. So this modern city has plenty to offer - and don't forget to say hello to the legendary concrete cows of Milton Keynes while you're there!