Car Hire in Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes has everything you look for in a large modern town within a compact area designed for easy visiting. As soon as you hit the road, you’ll notice the town’s striking grid system design. In a location with such a background in motor sport, it’s hardly surprising MK is built for the driver. The interspersed greenery and sculptures make the town attractive, as well as practical.
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There are few places where you can find all the top names in retail under one roof – Milton Keynes is one of them. Come to Centre MK for intensive retail therapy in state-of-the-art surroundings. You’ll also find a crèche, disabled facilities and an open market. The centre also hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year such as food festivals, craft fairs and a Christmas show to put you in the festive spirit.
The Hub is an exciting quarter off Avebury/Midsummer Boulevard in the centre of Milton Keynes. It offers shops, restaurants and cafés and a lively leisure scene in the heart of the town. If you’re here in the summer, you can expect to be entertained by a variety of acts taking part in the National Street Entertainers competition. Easy parking is available in the area.
The town’s theatre showcases a variety of West End shows so why not catch a play or musical while you’re in town. If the big screen is more to your taste, head to one of the two multi-screen cinemas for a wide choice of the latest releases.
Don’t miss the Roman villa in Bancroft Park, off Millers Way (H2). Visits are free of charge and information boards on site describe the uses of the various rooms and give other information on life in Roman times.
Another must-see attraction is Bletchley Park, where the Enigma code-breakers worked during the Second World War. Often referred to as the birthplace of the modern computer, this venue offers a fascinating insight into the history of code breaking and espionage. You can also find out what it was like to be a child of the ‘30s as you discover the large collection of pieces in the Toys and Memorabilia Exhibition. Even the venue’s café has a history – it is situated in the hut which once housed the wartime Naval Intelligence officers.
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Ideally located midway between London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, Milton Keynes is one of the most accessible cities in the UK. It’s an excellent starting point for a tour of the country, but equally there’s plenty in the nearby area to keep you entertained. Whatever your plans, your Avis car hire will get you on your way.
There’s fun for the whole family at Woburn Safari Park. This attraction is within easy reach of the town. From junction 12 or 13 on the M1 follow the signs to the Safari Park. Tickets can be booked online. Marvel at animals from around the world such as North American bison, rhinos, Asian elephants, lions and tigers. Mum and Dad may prefer the free guided tours of Woburn Abbey and a visit to the antiques centre. The venue also holds events such as deer walks and tree planting days. Please note that opening hours are seasonal so be sure to check before you go.
The magnificent stately home Blenheim Palace, a World Heritage Site and birthplace of Winston Churchill, is also an easy drive away. Stroll through the immaculate Formal Gardens with their abundance of plants and flowers or take some time to relax by the great lake. Younger visitors will enjoy taking the miniature train to the Pleasure Gardens, where they can explore the Marlborough Maze and butterfly house. Film fans may be interested to know that part of the 2010 film Gulliver’s Travels was filmed here.
For motor enthusiasts, why not step on the gas and head to nearby Silverstone. Home to the British Grand Prix, the venue hosts a variety of track days, tours and, of course, races. You can even have your own taste of glory as you step onto the world-famous podium – surely the ultimate thrill for petrol heads of all ages.