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Places to stay in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes is a unique town in that it did not grow organically, but was planned and purpose-built from the 1960s onward. This is reflected in its strongly modernist architecture and functional grid layout. However, Milton Keynes is also a beautiful city, with many green parks, woods and lakes, and a 170-mile network of paths for cyclists and pedestrians (the Redways).
Milton Keynes has become a well-known centre for the performing arts, with a number of theatre troupes and performance poetry groups staging regular shows. The central shopping centre is one of the biggest in the country and features several sculptures and artworks for visitors to appreciate.
Anyone visiting Milton Keynes can be assured of affordable and comfortable accommodation at YHA's hostel. Set in a beautiful converted 18th-century farmhouse, YHA Milton Keynes offers great access to the town and the surrounding countryside, and is within easy reach of local attractions like Bletchley Park and the Xscape winter sports centre.
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Five Free Things To Do In Milton Keynes
Roman villa at Bancroft
This ancient villa in open parkland dates back to around 100AD, and is accompanied by on-site interpretation boards that give more detail on how it was used in its time.
Art is everywhere in Milton Keynes, and touring the many public sculptures and installations is a great way to explore the town. Highlights include the Concrete Cows, The Whisper and Octo.
One of the UK's leading public art galleries, this is a great place to see some of the latest creations by famous names and emerging artists.
This large lake, set in beautiful parkland, is a great place to see all kinds of waterfowl. A 1.75-mile footpath takes you all around the lake for a relaxing afternoon stroll.
Middleton Hall at thecentre:mk hosts lots of regular free events, from gardening shows to new product launches from major brands.