What is it? Bletchley Park was the central site for British codebreakers during World War II.
Why go? Bletchley Park has a pretty fascinating history, once housing the Government Code and Cypher School. It played a significant role in World War II, breaking German, Italian and Japanese naval codes, as well as providing intelligence vital to the Allies’ land battles. Today, Bletchley Park hosts a variety of different exhibitions and events (many are free with admission). Whether you fancy throwing yourself into a swing dance competition or learning about cyber security, there’s a quirky itinerary to pick and choose from. Look out for their 1940s-themed Christmas Grotto, which takes over Bletchley Park’s library every December.
Milton Keynes is relatively fresh on the block – last year marked 50 years since it was designated a "new city" and, just now, the best things to do in Milton Keynes are gaining notoriety. Technically of course, Milton Keynes is a town, and it’s one of the fastest growing ones in Britain. Built in the 1960s to ease London’s housing congestion, it is perfectly equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge. It was estimated in 2013 to accommodate roughly 255,700 residents. So what’s the 411 on sometime-mocked Milton Keynes? Apart from the famous concrete cows, and arguably excessive use of roundabouts, this town has plenty to offer. Here’s our round up of the best things to do in Milton Keynes.
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