History of the Park

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Although now a public open space, in the 17th and 18th centuries Great Linford Manor Park was the private garden of the impressive manor house. But the story of the landscape as a settlement began long before that, with origins in the Saxon period.

Funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund is enabling us to reveal this history of the park and tell stories long-forgotten. Click on the images below to discover more about the fascinating history.

Main photograph from the collection of John Gosling.

  • Heritage Walks

    Did you know... You can join the Friends of Great Linford Manor Park for a free historic guided walk of the park on the last Sunday of each month, from 1pm.

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  • Great Linford Manor Park


    • Toilets
    • Barbecue Area
    • Café
    • Play Area
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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 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.