Milton Keynes Travel Guide
Milton Keynes today has a population approaching 220,000 inhabitants and is designed to accommodate an eventual 250,000 living in a healthy and safe environment. On the whole things seem to be going according to plan and the fact that more people move in than move out of Milton Keynes each year must bear testament to the original concept.
It is tempting to say the Central Area has the look and feel of a modern American city, but given its scale Milton Keynes that would be grossly unfair on the ‘city’. MK is a unique and innovative place that has taken the best design and functionality from many sources and largely improved on it.
Recreation and space feature large in MK’s grand plan and both can be found in abundance. Built around the countryside and not entirely on it there is 4,000 acres of park and woodlands supporting some 18 million trees and shrubs. A network of lakes and ponds supports a large range of wildlife and recreational facilities for humans. Sporting facilities must be amongst the best in Britain with some 35 sports being actively supported from archery to water sports.
Milton Keynes Bowl is a major outdoor leisure venue staging big name rock and pop concerts. The recently opened Xscape houses a 170m indoor ski slope, a 24 lane 10 pin bowling alley and a16 screen multiplex cinema.
MK has numerous pubs including several selling real ale, a Weatherspoons and a Yates’s Wine Lodge. The Theatre District is the place to visit for late nightclub entertainment.
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