Discover how this small and seemingly incongruous market town played a pivotal role in propelling the Allied forces to victory.
Sitting on a Roman road, this once sleepy hamlet became a centre for commerce, connecting north with south, and when the railway was introduced during the industrial revolution Bletchley was once again connected to the capital. Situated on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, Bletchley is a town surrounded by nature, making it the perfect spot for secret codebreaking.
With regular trains to and from London and a journey time of around 45 minutes, getting to Bletchley is a straightforward affair. Commuters can arrive from the centre of bustling Milton Keynes in under five minutes or from Bedford in under 45 minutes.
Getting to Bletchley
We want to make getting to Bletchley as stress free as possible. That’s why we operate a direct train service from London that will get you to and from the capital - perfect for business and leisure.
Because we want you to make the most out of your Bletchley days out, we have several ways you can save on your train fare. Travelling Off-Peak not only helps save you money, but because you’ll be travelling outside of commuter times, you’ll enjoy a quieter carriage as bustling cities give way to leafy suburbs, and when combined with our £2 tickets for children these considerable savings will soon add up.
Find out if you’re eligible for one of our Railcards - we have a range on offer, from Senior to Family and Friends to Disabled and 16-25. Groups of 3-9 adults who travel together can enjoy discounts with our GroupSave ticket.
Things to do in Bletchley
Nestled in parkland with manicured lawns, a large lake and herbaceous borders, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the sprawling Victorian mansion, Bletchley Park, was just another of Britain’s historic houses. When in fact Bletchley Park is the house that saved Britain and the Allies in World War II. Visitors can uncover the story of Bletchley and the monumental yet secret role it played in the war. Stroll around the grounds while listening to an audio tour and hear about the day-to-day lives of the unsung heroes. Often straight out of university, they were the finest brains in Britain.
The home of British Intelligence, Bletchley Park is a mix of sumptuous country house set alongside prefab huts. Discover the history of the people who lived and often found love there, as well as the mighty Enigma machine whose infamous clicking sound can be heard echoing the halls of Block C.
Once you’ve visited Bletchley Park, head to the Blue Lagoon nature reserve for some light relief. The water there is a magnificent shade of blue, thanks to the minerals in the ground from the former clay pits. Home to a variety of flora and fauna it’s a beautiful place to take a seat and sit in quiet contemplation.
The traditional mix of high street stores and traditional shops in the centre of the town makes wandering around Bletchley a pleasurable experience.
If you’re looking for more adventurous things to do in Bletchley and the surrounding areas take the train to Milton Keynes and discover Gulliver’s Land theme park or Willen Lake outdoor adventure centre.
Bletchley days out are full of fascinating history whilst being surrounded by stunning countryside. Make the most of your time in Bletchley by checking our live departure board once you’ve bought your train tickets.