The Concrete Cows (Milton Keynes) Reviews
Description:The concrete cows are a notorious piece of sculpture which resides in Milton Keynes.
Newest Review: ... honest, these are like most statues not very exciting as a thing to visit. Yes, you can take a photo or two, you can even climb on the back of one and pretend to ride it, but I wouldn't suggest them as a place to go JUST to see the cows. The river is nearby, and there's places to picnic so much better to just go for a walk or picnic in that area and stop and admire/laugh at them in passing ... more
Customer The Concrete Cows (Milton Keynes) Reviews (2)
by - written on 04/09/11 (Very useful, 44 readings)
Concrete Cows Living in Milton Keynes, I personally love our concrete cows. They're kind of quirky and have, over the years, become a bit of place for jokey fun. The Cows: There are six in total, three adult cows and three calves, and they are indeed made of concrete. They're painted black and white in the style of Friesians, and are placed in a small grass area kind of where you might expect to see cows. There's paths close by for walking and cycling so you can get to them, and they can also be seen from the H3 (Horizontal Road way running through Milton Keynes which is laid out like a grid with H roads and V - vertical - roads). As ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/12/01, updated on 07/12/01 (Very useful, 317 readings)
So what is the point of the famous concrete cows of Milton Keynes? Having visited specifically to research this opinion, I still can’t really say! I moved to Milton Keynes in 1986 and there were here before me. I have heard conflicting reasons for their existence. Some say it was to prevent the children of this city from forgetting what cows look like, as real ones would be so far away (so why don’t they have some in London or Birmingham then?). Some say they were ‘crafted’ to represent the sprawling concrete in this new town. I have also heard that the local council commissioned an artist to ‘create’ them as a tourist ... Read the complete review
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