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The city at night, looking towards Midsummer Place and Xscape

The city at night, looking towards Midsummer Place and Xscape

The Peace Pagoda, Milton Keynes

The Peace Pagoda, Milton Keynes

Midsummer Boulevard

Midsummer Boulevard's central pedestrian walkway

MK Dons Stadium

MK Dons Stadium

Snowboarding lesson at Sno!Zone, Xscape

Snowboarding lesson at Sno!Zone, Xscape

Open University staff

Open University staff

The city at night, looking towards Midsummer Place and Xscape
The Peace Pagoda, Milton Keynes
Midsummer Boulevard
MK Dons Stadium
Snowboarding lesson at Sno!Zone, Xscape
Open University staff

The city at night, looking towards Midsummer Place and Xscape

Milton Keynes was formally designated a New Town in January 1967 and aspires to city status. It's distinctive grid road system, with three parallel boulevards (Avebury, Midsummer and Silbury Boulevards) in the city centre, make travelling by car or bus generally quick and easy.  A network of more than 270 kilometres of Redways, provides safe routes for cyclists and pedestrians. The city has an impressive range of sports and leisure facilities, extensive shopping, bars, restaurants and theatres.  The city's business and leisure tourism service is provided by Destination Milton Keynes.

 

The Arts
Download the City Arts Guide for information on the city's other arts attractions.

Public Art

The city has a large collection of public sculptures, one of the biggest in the UK, with striking works by acclaimed artists all around the city.

 

Heritage

Explore MK's surprising history. Tour Bletchley Park, the secret headquarters of the ingenious World War II code-breakers, now a museum attracting worldwide visitors or trace the intriguing history of the MK  region from 1800 to the present day at Milton Keynes Museum.  You can explore MK's Heritage by bicycle; download the Heritage Cycle Tours:  Trail A, Trail B, Trail C, and Trail D. Alternatively explore the heritage of MK's residents via The Living Archive.

 

Music and Performing Arts
Adjacent to MK Gallery, MK Theatre offers a diverse programme, from West End musicals and plays to ballet, comedy and Glyndebourne touring opera. On the city perimiter, in Wavendon Village, The Stables Theatre. established by Cleo Laine and John Dankworth and currently celebrating its 40th anniversary, offers world class music. Milton Keynes City Orchestra offers regular concerts, and Stantonbury Campus Theatre's includes lively Theatre4Kids s part of its regular proigramme. The Bowl, the city's 65,000 seat venue, plays host to superstars like David Bowie, Robbie Williams, Take That and Bon Jovi.


Parks and Open Spaces

MK has more than 4,500 acres of parkland, woodland, lakes and rivers. Campbell Park, beside MK Gallery, is the green oasis right in the heart of the city and nearby Willen Lake has more than 180 acres of lakes and parkland. You can walk, cycle, sail, windsurf, dragon-boat race or just watch the world go by in the tranquil surroundings of the Peace Pagoda. For more information visit The Parks Trust website.

 

 

 

 

Useful Information


MK Official Tourism Service
Destination Milton Keynes

Tel: 01908 688293

 

Official MK City Guide

 

MK Arts Guide


Arts & Heritage Alliance MK
AHA-mk Website


Arts Venues Google Map

 

Public Art Google Map

 

The Parks Trust Interactive Map

 

Milton Keynes International Festival 2016