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Milton Keynes

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Milton Keynes, locally abbreviated to MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes and was formally designated as a new town on 23 January 1967, with the design brief to become a "city" in scale. It is located about north-west of London.At designation, its 89km2 area incorporated the existing towns of Bletchley, Wolverton, and Stony Stratford, along with another fifteen villages and farmland in between. It took its name from the existing village of Milton Keynes, a few miles east of the planned centre.At the 2011 census, the population of the Milton Keynes urban area, including the adjacent Newport Pagnell and Woburn Sands, was 229,941, and that of the wider borough, which has been a unitary authority independent of Buckinghamshire County Council since 1997, was 248,800, compared with a population of around 53,000 for the same area in 1961.HistoryBirth of a "New City"In the 1960s, the British government decided that a further generation of new towns in the south-east of England was needed to relieve housing congestion in London.
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Milton Keynes is growing quickly. The city's modern architectural features are built around the town's green spaces, and the center of town offers hotels and apartment rentals near attractions and transportation. Some attractions, such as stately homes, are located on the outskirts of the city. Consider a stay at a B&B outside the city center to be near the historical residences.
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