Did you know that there are more than 20 million trees in Milton Keynes? The product of an urban planning experiment conducted in the 1960s, Milton Keynes is a gem of a town, with something for everyone. However, with its tree-lined streets in grid pattern, beautiful parks at every turn and a huge wildlife sanctuary, it is an especially great place for nature lovers, says Mercure Milton Keynes Hotel, one of the best cheap & budget Milton Keynes hotels near train station. Here are some of the best nature attractions in the town.
Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Woburn Abbey houses a stunning collection of art, but the real treat are the surrounding gardens. Spread over 28 acres of divine greenery, they are a must-see for any nature freak and include a beautiful 18th-century Chinese Dairy. The abbey also has a deer park with native deer species, like red and fallow, along with exotic varieties like sikas, barasinghas, rusas, chitals, and milus.
Emberton Country Park
While this 200 acre park lies outside the town on the banks of the Great Ouse River, it is still within the Milton Keynes Borough. This stunning parkland offers beautiful woodland, five separate lakes and five kilometres of trails for walking and cycling that snake through lush meadows. Emberton Country Park also has an info center where you can get to know about everything that the park has to offer for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
The park is especially popular for its wide variety of waterfowl. For people fond of fishing, the park provides fishing permits every season for all five of its lakes. There are also two dedicated spots for summer picnics and barbecues.
Woburn Safari Park
Woburn Safari Park is the crown jewel of Milton Keynes’s nature retreats. This 360-acre wildlife park houses animals and birds from a diverse range of species. This includes common lions, tigers, bears, wolves, monkeys, zebra, bison, wild horses, ostriches and antelopes as well as exotic animals like white rhino, meerkats, ring tailed lemurs, cockatoos, Asian short clawed otters, Asian elephants and Humboldt penguins.
You can go for a road safari through the various sections of the park or opt for a foot safari for a closer and longer look at the beautiful creatures. Either way, you’re sure to have an amazing experience. Do remember to book Milton Keynes hotels well in advance, whether you’re looking for cheap & budget options or luxury hotels.
Thrift Farm is a great place to get up and close with farm animals, like pigs, chickens, donkeys, geese, ducks, sheep and goats along with some small non-farm animals like rabbits and guinea pigs. Located on the southwest edge of the town, it isn’t just a tourist attraction. It’s an actual working farm where you can learn all about farmland activities. The farm also has a picnic area, a café and a playground with adventure course for kids.
Whether you’re looking for cheap & budget hotel offers or a luxury accomodation in Milton Keynes, there are many options to choose from near the train station and in other areas of the town. However, to get the maximum out of your visit to this beautiful town, make sure you choose a hotel that gives you great value for your money.