About Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes is well known for its intricate series of roundabouts, but did you know….
1. Key scenes from Superman IV were filmed in Milton Keynes.
A number of key sequences from the 1987 film Superman IV: A Quest for Peace were filmed in the central Milton Keynes area. The Milton Keynes train station and plaza was even used as a substitute for the United Nations building.
2. You can go skiing in Milton Keynes.
In 2000, the £57,000,000 sports and leisure complex known as Xscape was opened, featuring the longest indoor real snow ski slope in Europe.
3. The Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre was in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Following extensions that began in 1993, the Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre was inducted in to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the longest shopping centre in the world.
4. An area in Milton Keynes has streets named after dead celebrities.
The streets around the Crownhill Estate area are named after a number of dead celebrities. Here you will find street names such as Keaton Close, Crosby Court, Hendrix Drive, Monroe Avenue and Presley Way.
5. Milton Keynes has more shoreline than Jersey.
Considering the fact that Milton Keynes is completely landlocked, it seems a bit strange to think that it actually has more shoreline than Jersey. This is down to a large number of huge lakes that give Milton Keynes a figure of 400 acres of water space.