Digital Festival of Archaeology 11/07/2020 - 19/07/2020

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Digital Festival of Archaeology

Join us to celebrate the Digital Festival of Archaeology 2020!

From the 11th-19th July find out all about the heritage on your doorstep as we delve into the past to explore our historic parks.

Through our National Lottery Funded project we’re discovering the fascinating history of Great Linford Manor Park.

And lots more to come throughout the week!

But did you know we also care for several other archaeological sites in our parks? Click to find out more about:

Watch this space for at-home activities, videos and all things archaeological, going live from 11th July.

Check out the Festival homepage here.
#ArchaeologyFestival

  • Great Linford Manor Park

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.

  • Stanton Low Park

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    Stanton Low Park lies to the north of Milton Keynes and offers attractive views across the valley of the River Great Ouse. It is one of Milton Keynes’ more recently-created parks (officially opened in 2016) and lies between the Oakridge Park residential area and the Linford Lakes Nature Reserve. A children’s play area has been provided for use by local residents.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments are available from the nearby Black Horse pub next to the Grand Union Canal. There are shops selling food at the Oakridge Park Local Centre.

  • Ouzel Valley Park

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    The Ouzel Valley Park meanders from Caldecotte Lake in the south to Willen Lake in the north. The park has a spacious, open atmosphere with long views. Much of the land is farmed by The Parks Trust rearing our own cattle and sheep, between the livestock you can still see the remnants of an old field system with the ridge and furrow still visible. Incorporating the historic villages of Woolstone and Woughton, the park is bordered on its western side by the Grand Union Canal.

    Refreshments
    There is the Ye Olde Swan pub at Woughton on the Green and a further two pubs - the Barge and the Cross Keys – that are located on Newport Road in Woolstone village.

  • Great Linford - Master Plan

    Did you know... you can view the Master Plan for the Great Linford Manor Park project, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, on our website?

    Great Linford project...
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    Great Linford - Awarded £3.1m

    Did you know...thanks to National Lottery players we have been awarded £3.1m to 'Reveal, Revive and Restore' Great Linford Manor Park! Find out more about how we're funding the project.

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  • Did you know we have nearly 30 pieces of Public Art across our parks?

    Public Art in our Parks...
  • Download Archaeology Activity Sheet
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