The Buckinghamshire town of Bletchley lies on the River Ouzel, between Milton Keynes and Bedford. Around 34,000 people live in Bletchley, which has a rail link to London Euston and is handy for the M1.
The town is famous for Bletchley Park, the World War II code-breaking establishment known as Station X. Today, this grand Victorian mansion is a museum, housing a replica of Colossus, the world's first electronic computer and the key to the code-breakers' success. Other local attractions include the scenic Grand Union Canal, the Fenny Lodge Gallery and the Blue Lagoon nature reserve.
The town has a good mix of independent small shops, while there are many national brands in its Brunel shopping centre. Bletchley also boasts a variety of pubs and restaurants, a health and fitness centre and a golf club at Windmill Hill.