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Milton Keynes Car Hire
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Milton Keynes has a recent but interesting history – it was planned as a new town, incorporating several villages, and designed as a series of communities, with a commercial and shopping district at their centre. The grid system of roads may be more familiar to visitors from the US and even if they seem confusing at first the system is quickly learnt. The town is one of the most successful of the British New Towns, made more attractive by the variety of its architecture and the trees, lakes and parkland created between districts. It’s both a pleasant town for the visitor to stay in, and also offers a great base from which to discover the many attractions of the region. Car hire in Milton Keynes is easily arranged and the best vehicle for your needs is available through GoCarHire.co.uk. Transport links are excellent, with good rail links, the M1 motorway running nearby, and Luton airport 26 miles south of the town. The Open University has its headquarters in Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, and is a major employer in the area. It has been investing heavily in its laboratory facilities, expanding the space by almost 50% in the last seven years.
Things to Do in Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre is often described as the best in the area, and often puts on West End productions of popular musicals, and touring plays. For the more active, Milton Keynes Big Rock Climbing Centre provides fun and an adrenaline rush for both the more experienced climber and for the complete novice. Bletchley Park, which was the headquarters of Britain’s code cracking team during World War Two now has a permanent exhibition with the original enigma machine, endless gadgets for children to play with and great audio tours.
Top 3 Must See: Milton Keynes
Xscape entertainment complex
Woburn Safari Park, with over 80 species of animals
Continuing the technology theme, the National Computer Museum displays the monster machines and punch-cards of early computing, and has a collection of computers from every era. For a great day out under one roof, the Xscape offers skiing, rock-climbing, a cinema, bowling lanes and sports and entertainment complexes. For an adventurous day out and a chance to play on the high wires, Aerial Extreme at Willen Lake boasts over 50 exciting obstacles, and experienced staff to provide equipment and safety briefings.
Drive Around Milton Keynes
You will need a car if you are staying in the area. And be reassured, the grid system is quickly mastered and seems very logical once you are used to it. The M1 motorway provides access to the north of England, and to London’s orbital motorway, the M25, to the south. Many of England’s best-known tourist spots can be reached from Milton Keynes, including Buckingham, the university town of Oxford, Warwick Castle, and Stratford-upon-Avon. The honey-coloured stone cottages of the surrounding villages are worth a day’s tour, and for motor sport enthusiasts Silverstone is just a short drive away on the A5 and the A43. Car hire is available in the town or can be booked at the airport of your arrival.
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