Attractions around Milton Keynes

There are plenty of places to see and visit around Milton Keynes. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Milton Keynes is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Milton Keynes

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    1

    Lord Cobham's Monument.

    Hiking Highlight

    As John Martin Robinson suggests, this monument may look to modern eyes more like a lighthouse than a classical column. This appearance derives to a great extent from its octagonal, …

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    Edvard
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    Temple of Friendship.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Survey reports that building on the Temple of Friendship was begun as early as 1737, assuming that work listed in accounts for that year on a Temple of Diana …

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    Edvard
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    3

    Saxon Deities.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Saxon Temple originally took the form of seven statues, probably by Rysbrack, representing the seven nordic deities who gave their names to days of the week, set around an …

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    Edvard
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    A long, straight driveway ran from Buckingham all the way to the front of the house, passing through a 60-foot (18 m) Corinthian arch on the brow of the hill …

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    Edvard
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    5

    Cogenhoe Village

    Hiking Highlight

    Pretty Northamptonshire Village with stone and thatched cottages high on a hill overlooking the valley. It's pronounced "Cook - no" - don't ask!

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    Paul77
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    6

    Bell Gate.

    Hiking Highlight

    1717 – Building of New Inn commenced by Lord Cobham to accommodate visitors to Stowe. It heralded the gateway to his spectacular landscaped gardens. 18th century tourists could walk or …

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    Edvard
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    7

    Chinese House.

    Hiking Highlight

    The first few decades of the eighteenth century brought with them a growing interest in the far East. This interest came to full flower in the artistic style of chinoiserie, …

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    Edvard
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    Designed by William Kent in 1734, this monument is an exedra (literally "outdoor seat"). Scholars suggest that Kent may have had in mind an Italian model--a series of busts of …

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    Edvard
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    10

    Ascott House.

    Hiking Highlight

    Ascott House, sometimes referred to as simply Ascott, is a Grade II* listed building[1] in the hamlet of Ascott near Wing in Buckinghamshire, England. It is set in a 3,200-acre …

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    Edvard
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    11

    Palladian Bridge.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Guide to the Gardens describes the Palladian Bridge as follows:
    "The original is at Wilton [near Salisbury], put up in 1737 to the design of Lord Pembroke, the 'Architect …

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    Edvard
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    12

    Lynn Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Lynn Garden, designed by the Belgian father and son team of Jacques and Peter Wirtz, celebrates the marriage of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild to Lynn Forester. As such, it …

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    Edvard
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    Palladian Bridge.

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Palladian bridge at Stowe, completed in 1738, under the direction of Gibb. One of 3 nearly identical bridges built at the same time.

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    Edvard
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    14

    This is an old village to the South of Northampton famous as a centre for the Grand Union Canal in the area. Popular with locals, there is a pub, cafe, Waterways Museum and public toilets.

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    Paul77
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    15

    Dutch Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    This garden, so named for its displays of tulips in spring, is approached by descending a flight of steps through a rock garden, complete with dripping grotto and artificial stalagmites. …

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    Edvard
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    16

    The Cock Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Very friendly staff. Good price for a delicious coffee. They have a wood burner if you're looking to warm up.

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    Szilu
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    17

    Venus Fountain.

    Hiking Highlight

    The largest feature of the garden is the bronze fountain representing "Venus in her shell chariot attended by cherubs", by the American sculptor Thomas Waldo Story. Story was also responsible for the fountain in the Dutch flower garden.

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    Edvard
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    18

    Skylark Cottage

    Hiking Highlight

    An interesting bijou residence in need of TLC - for sale at the time of my visit. Its situated next to a disused railway so, presumably, it was once a Railwaymans Cottage.

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    Paul77
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    Named after James Brown (not 'Capability' and not the soul singer) who was a head gardener and instrumental in beginning work in this area. In 1827 he received a silver …

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    Edvard
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    20

    Lily Pond.

    Hiking Highlight

    This is a beautiful oval pond that was designed to be a skating area in winter. On one side is a thatched Skating Hut, designed by George Devey.

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    Edvard

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