Tourist and Travel Information

Milton Keynes Libraries can help you find Tourist and Travel information and helpful websites.

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Tourist Information for the Milton Keynes Area 

  • Destination MK (DMK) - for tourist information for Milton Keynes and the surrounding area including What to Do, Where to Stay and Meeting and Conference Venues and support services. It also offers a dedicated free online accommodation booking service for accommodation within the city and surrounding areas.
  • Visitor Information on oneMK - for information for visitors to Milton Keynes including accommodation, attractions, leisure and entertainment including cinemas, theatres, clubs, pubs, restaurants, travel and a What's On guide.
  • National Bowl, Milton Keynes - for details of events at the Bowl and travel and accommodation information for those attending.

Local Events

Maps

  • The Reference Library sells street maps of Milton Keynes
  • My Milton Keynes - Milton Keynes Council's interactive mapping system

Parking in CMK

  • Milton Keynes Council Parking information - including parking map, parking tariffs, permits and parking tickets
  • Park and Ride in MK

Public Transport in MK

  • Free copies of the Milton Keynes Travel Guide can be obtained from several distribution centres

Shopping MK

Postcards of MK

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Tourist Information for UK and Beyond

Have you planned your holiday yet? Here's how you can find out about places to visit, travel and health advice and online accommodation guides.

Travel Guides

  • The Reference Library has guides covering most countries and major tourist destinations, which include information on accommodation, eating out and transport
  • Many of these guides are also available for you to borrow. You will need to join the library to borrow a guide book
  • Search the library catalogue for Guidebooks

Accommodation Guides

  • The Reference Library has some guides covering hotels, bed and breakfast, youth hostels, camping and caravan sites
  • Recommended holiday accommodation can also be found in the Travel Which Magazine held at Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central Libraries

Online Accommodation Guides

There are many websites recommending accommodation:

  • Trip Advisor offers a vast resource of first-hand experiences of travellers with more than 10 million entries
  • Johansens Hotel Guide
  • Self-catering cottage holidays - there are any number of companies offering this type of holiday - try searching on Google or Yahoo for UK holiday cottages
  • Farm Stay UK - a co-operative of over 1000 inspected and vetted working UK farms that provide guest accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfast Nationwide - find reasonably-priced B&Bs throughout the UK
  • Camp-sites.co.uk - searchable directory of UK campsites and caravan parks
  • YHA - find youth hostel accommodation in England and Wales

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Places to Visit

Maps

  • The Reference Library has road atlases for the UK and foreign countries including France, Germany, USA, Canada and Australia
  • It also has a complete set of National Cycle Network maps

Travel Advice

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Travel Information for Milton Keynes Area

Buses

Cars

You can plan your car journey to Milton Keynes online with the AA or RAC route planners.

Coaches

See the National Express website for timetables and a journey planner.

Cycling

Parking

  • Milton Keynes Council Parking pages - for information including a parking map, parking tariffs, permits and parking tickets.
  • Park and Ride in MK

Trains

Walking

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Travel Information for UK and Beyond

Buses

Cars

The Reference Library has road atlases for the UK and foreign countries including France, Germany, USA, Canada and Australia.

Coaches

Cycling

  • The Reference Library has a complete set of UK Ordnance Survey maps in 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales.
  • It also has a complete set of National Cycle Network maps.

Ferries

Planes

You can book flights online with individual airlines or use one of the many web sites to search for flights, for example:

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Trains

Travel Advice

  • Travel advice by country - produced by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • Fit for Travel website - provided by the NHS (Scotland), gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK.
  • Trip Advisor - offers a vast resource of first-hand experiences of travellers with more than 10 million entries.

Travel Guides

Walking

  • Walking Britain - a resource for walkers, walks and walking.
  • Ramblers Association - Britain’s biggest walking charity, working to support everyone who walks – or wants to walk – in England, Scotland & Wales.

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