Milton Keynes is in the British County of Buckinghamshire, approximately 45 miles North-West of London. Planned and built almost from scratch starting in 1967, Milton Keynes incorporates the Victorian towns of Wolverton, Stony Stratford and Bletchley, among others, as well as smaller villages. Its grid road system and the cycle, and pedestrian paths that run parallel to it, extend across land that includes parks, lakes, rivers and canals, as well as a city centre, industrial parks and estates secluded by some 20 million trees. Located between London, Cambridge, Oxford and Birmingham, Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, its population having multiplied by nearly five fold within the first fifty years of its existence.
If you would like to find out about things of interest in Milton Keynes, you can visit the city’s website: Milton Keynes Council.
If you would like to learn more about Milton Keynes’s facts, history and even local climate, there is a great article about the city on Wikipedia.
One place in Milton Keynes that deserves a special mention here is definitely Bletchley Park. Famous worldwide for being the work site of British, Polish and American code-breakers during World War II, Bletchley Park is where Allan Turing and his colleagues succeeded in breaking the code of Enigma, a cipher used by the German army to coordinate their military operations. Today the whole site is preserved, and transformed into a museum and visitor centre that will fascinate anyone interested in either history or computing, or both. Again, Wikipedia has a very interesting article about Bletchley Park and more information is available on the Park’s website.