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Visit the ancient coaching town of Stony Stratford

Situated on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, this ancient Buckinghamshire town is the perfect place for a country getaway. Sitting on the banks of the River Ouse, it's a quaint market town with a thriving high street. Stony Stratford's unusual claim to fame is the cock and bull story. Legend has it that the phrase originated from the town's two main inns, the Cock and the Bull, who swapped increasingly outlandish travellers' stories in a bid to outdo each other.

Something for everyone in Milton Keynes

Stony Stratford is a short drive from Milton Keynes, making it the perfect place to touch base while you're exploring the town. Milton Keynes is packed full of activities for all ages. Ski down the real snow indoor slopes or try an indoor sky dive at the action-packed Xscape Centre. Not feeling adventurous? Trace the history of the new town at the fascinating Milton Keynes Museum and marvel at the contemporary art at the MK Gallery.

Crack the code at Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park was once the famous home of the World War Two codebreakers. Now, it's a puzzle-packed museum and heritage centre that takes you back in time to the centre of the codebreaking action. Kids will love the interactive multimedia tour, with plenty of puzzles and games to keep them busy. Looking for accommodation in Stony Stratford? Travelodge Milton Keynes Old Stratford Hotel is less than 10 minutes from the town centre. On the other side of Milton Keynes, our Milton Keynes Central and Milton Keynes Shenley Church End hotels are also a great choice.