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Milton Keynes or MK is a visitor friendly destination, perfect for a short break or a longer stay. It’s home to the longest shopping mall in Europe, Xscape indoor real snow ski-slope, and a good choice of restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Apartments offer flexibility and have the added benefit of a kitchen. With farmers markets in close proximity you can cook up a storm using local produce. Book cheap rates for fully furnished and serviced apartments, for a short or long term. Browse to a selection of flats, lofts, penthouses, suites, studios or aparthotels with one bedroom or more bedrooms. Stay for just one night, a weekend (stag and hen, party pads), a few nights or longer.
The town is located in the south of England, less than 50 miles north of London. The town/city lies in the county of Buckinghamshire, off Junction 14 of the M1 Motorway.
Self Catering in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire UK – City Centre
Milton Keynes is situated in north Buckinghamshire, South East England on the M1 and was founded in 1967. During it’s construction it was often referred to as a ‘new town’ with the original purpose intended to ease the growing housing congestion in London. It was an exciting development and many well known architects and designers worked on the construction of this city.
Excavation of the site which was mainly farmland, uncovered some interesting historical finds of the first human settlements dating back to the Middle Stone Age. Bronze jewellery and Roman coins were also uncovered.
Today, wonderful historical examples of Milton Keynes history blend seamlessly with more modern constructions. It is a fantastic place to explore culturally and has everything from theatre, museums, shopping, parks and lakes to keep you entertained. With plenty of good cheap accommodation it is the perfect holiday destination.
The town is great for sports. At MK hub entertainment centre, Xscape, you are able to practice skiing and snow-boarding. It houses also Airkix Indoor Skydiving centre. Head to Willen Lake for water-skiing and wakeboarding.
Large events are held at the National Bowl, located on the town’s outskirts. Bletchley Park, where the German Enigma code was cracked during World War II is nearby. To the north-west is famous Silverstone Race Circuit, home of the British Grand Prix.
What to do while staying in the city ?
Visit the famous Bletchley Park which is now a heritage site and was a top secret location for WW2 codebreakers. Children will love the various activities and exhibitions on offer and will enjoy solving the puzzles!
If you enjoy shopping, this is the perfect holiday destination! There is an exciting array of shops and boutiques conveniently located in the city centre with plenty of restaurants and bars to rest your tired feet. Milton Keynes theatre has a varied programme of West End shows and there are plenty of places within close proximity to enjoy a pre theatre meal or drink.
The city centre has a fantastic mix of international cuisine for you to sample with pubs offering tasty traditional options. If you want to wind down with something more peaceful and tranquil visit Stowe Landscape Gardens which is great for a day out or perhaps take in some history from one of the market towns such as Newport Pagnell.
Children will enjoy Gulliver’s Land with a good range of activities on offer. A visit would not be complete without visiting Xscape which includes indoor rock climbing and snow slopes! There is also a cinema and plenty of places to eat and drink and relax.
Cheap apartment rental – furnished holiday flat : Where to Stay ?
Stylish self catering apartments in Milton Keynes come with a spacious living area and fully furnished kitchen. Kitchens feature utensils, cutlery, and kitchenware, along with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, and fridge/freezer. Many have free Wi-Fi access and free car parking. You can choose between a smaller studio, aparthotel, an apartment stay with 1,2,3 bedrooms, or a luxury loft or penthouse suite. The National Hockey Stadium, Xscape, Planet Ice and the shopping centre are all nearby.
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Main railway station ?
If you want to travel by train to MK, you have several options. The town is served by 5 different railway stations, which are Milton Keynes Central (town center), Wolverton (north), Bletchley (south), Fenny Stratford (south) and Bow Brickhill (south-east).
There are regular direct rail services to London Euston railroad st., Northampton city centre, Birmingham New Street train station, Bedford, Rugby Warwickshire, Coventry West Midlands, Stoke on Trent (near Alton Towers theme park), and other locations all over England.
Location of MK
Where is Milton Keynes ?
The town does not have an airport of its own. Visitors wishing to fly to MK can fly to London Luton international airport LTN, the closest airport from Milton Keynes. Additional flying to London’s other airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, or Stansted) can be an option, or Birmingham International Airport, which is directly linked by train. East Midlands is also within reasonable distance.
5 Must See Attractions and Sights
(Wilton Avenue, MK3 6EB England)
Site of Britain’s most important World War 2 secret intelligence code-breaking operations. At its peak, around ten thousand people worked at Bletchley Park.
(602 Marlborough Gate, MK9 3XS United Kingdom)
Entertainment complex from arcades, bowling, cinema, bars, restaurants to a large indoor ski slope. Great for skiing and snowboarding.
Milton Keynes Theatre
(Marlborough Gate, MK9 3NZ Buckinghamshire England)
MK theatre is one of the best theatres outside central London. It’s a great theatre with many top class productions and performances.
(Newlands, MK15 0DT, England)
Theme park for youngsters. The rides a perfect for smaller kids.
(outskirts of town)
The National Bowl is a large open-air venue hosting music concerts.