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Walking the dog on Sheringham beach in the evening

Sheringham a Seaside Town in the county of Norfolk

Sunset at Instow, North Devon

Instow in the county of Devon

Pictures of Milton Keynes

in the county of Buckinghamshire

About Milton Keynes

The town of Milton Keynes was created in 1967, since 1971 it has been the home of the Open University. It is a stylish town with good shopping centres and facilities for leisure and sporting activities.

Of interest to visitors to the town is Milton Keynes Museum, this preserves the history of the town and its area from the early 19th century through to the present day. The museum is housed in a lovely old Victorian farmhouse, collections include items in connection with social, domestic and agricultural history in connection with North Buckinghamshire and South Northamptonshire. Regular changing displays ensure there is always something to interest every member of the family.

Fascinating Norman churches can be found at Bradwell, Castlethorpe and Little Linford, these are in stark contrast to the modern building of Milton Keynes new Roman Catholic church dedicated to Saint Edward the Confessor, this was consecrated by Bishop Leo McCartie on June 7th 1991.

A dominant feature of the town centre is the dome crowning the Church of Christ the Cornerstone, this is Britain's first purpose-built ecumenical city church. It's massive dome is the highest point of the town, it is topped by a cross designed by artist Alun Evans of Stroud, this was placed in position during a church service on Good Friday 1991 attended by over 1,000 people. Other features of the building include stained glass by Alexander Beleschenko.

The town offers a good choice of multi-cultural restaurants and pubs. Just outside Milton Keynes you will find the warmly welcoming atmospheric thatched 15th century Nags Head. Visitors to the inn can enjoy food and drink in a comfortable olde-worlde atmosphere of old beams and low ceilings in rooms with traditional fireplaces.

The Grand Union Canal flows close-by giving opportunities for boating, and the River Great Ouse can be found close to Newport Pagnall. There are many ancient hamlets surrounding Milton Keynes making it an ideal centre in which to stay whilst exploring both the old and the new of Buckinghamshire.

Recommended towns & villages near Milton Keynes


Woburn (30 Pictures) in the county of Bedfordshire

(6.8 miles, 10.9 km, direction SE of Milton Keynes)

The picturesque village of Woburn has an mixture of delightful old cottages and the magnificent Woburn Abbey...

Olney, Buckinghamshire

Olney (62 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Buckinghamshire

(8.4 miles, 13.5 km, direction N of Milton Keynes)

Amongst other things the small town of Olney in Buckinghamshire is famous for its hymns - Amazing Grace was one of the so-called Olney Hymns written by the rector John Newton, and William Cowper, the poet...

Grand Union Canal Lock at Stoke Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne (38 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Northamptonshire

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction NW of Milton Keynes)

Lying just south of Northampton this beautiful canal village offers a wealth of interest to any boating enthusiast or any country lover...

A picture of Ampthill

Ampthill (13 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction E of Milton Keynes)

The lovely town of Ampthill lies sheltered by hills in the sandstone belt of Bedfordshire...

Bedford River Scene

Bedford (71 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Bedfordshire

(14.2 miles, 22.8 km, direction NE of Milton Keynes)

Bedford is the historic County town of Bedfordshire with a beautiful riverside setting on the great River Ouse. John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's has strong associations with this town...

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Bletchley Park (28 Pictures)

(2.9 miles, 4.7 km, direction S)

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Stockgrove Country Park (4 Pictures)

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Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. August 2006

Woburn Abbey (14 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction SE)

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Salcey Forest (1 Pictures)

(8.9 miles, 14.2 km, direction N)

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Ascott House (3 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.0 km, direction S)

This stunningly beautiful house began life in the 17th-century as a small timber-framed black and white farmhouse. It was.....

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The Old Gaol Museum (8 Pictures)

(10.2 miles, 16.4 km, direction W)


A picture of Houghton House

Houghton House (24 Pictures)

(11.6 miles, 18.7 km, direction E)

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