What to Do and See in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes was founded only in the 1960s and is a new town which, however, does not mean that it does not have interesting and exciting things to do and see. It may not have have as many historic buildings as other England’s towns and cities but it does have a rich history. The designated area contains several ancient settlements, while the area itself was populated as early as 2,000 BC. Milton Keynes is a unique blend of the old and new and offers something for everyone.

Here are only a few thing you can do and see in Milton Keynes:

Bletchley Park Bletchley Park. The estate located in the constituent town of Bletchley is the place where the British broke the famous Enigma code which played an important role in the outcome of World War II as it enabled the Allies to decipher the intercepted communication of the Axis powers. According to the former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, this was decisive for the Allied victory in World War II. Today, the estate is open to the public as the National Museum of Computing. It can be visited every day except 24-26 December and 1 January from 9:30 am to 4pm and until 5pm during the Summer Season (1 March – 31 October).
Willen Lake Willen Lake. The lake located in the district of Willen is a perfect place for nature lovers as it is a popular stop for some of the rarest and most exciting migrating bird species. Nearby the lake can also be found a 17th century church that was designed by architect and physicist Robert Hooke, and a Buddhist Peace Pagoda which was built in 1980 and was the first Buddhist stupa in the western hemisphere.
Concrete Cows Concrete Cows. The three concrete cows and three calves that were created by Canadian-born artist Liz Leyh in 1978 have become one of the most recognizable symbols of Milton Keynes. The Sculpture 100 programme on the Sky Television listed the Concrete Cows among the top 100 most influential open-air sculpture works in England in the 20th century. The original Concrete Cows can be seen in Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre but the replicas in Bancroft next to A422 tend to attract more attention and visitors.
Stony Stratford Stony Stratford. The picturesque constituent town in north-west Milton Keynes is a great place for shopping from the famous gift shops and you can also have a cold beer in the good old-fashioned pubs. There are also many great restaurants in case you will get hungry.
The Centre:MK The Centre:MK. If you want to do some serious shopping, then The Centre:MK is an absolute must-visit. It is the main shopping centre in the town with more than 230 stores.
Gulliver's Land Gulliver’s Land. Travelling with kids? If so, you can have some family fun in the Gulliver’s Land theme park not far from the Willen Lake.
Stadium mk Stadium mk. If you are into sports, you can catch a game of Milton Keynes Dons FC at the Stadium mk or simply tour the stadium that was officially open by Queen Elizabeth II in 2007.