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Location: Berkshire (Berks), Home Counties, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An old town with a story harping back to far off Anglo-Saxon times, Maidenhead is located in Berks (Berkshire) county in the Home Counties, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead about 40km from the centre of London. The town has got a population of approximately seventy eight thousand inhabitants & lies on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a good sized 'dormitory' suburb for London, yet is a good place for discovering the interesting nearby countryside. The River Thames here is crossed by an eighteenth century road bridge & also a splendid railway bridge built in eighteen thirty eight by the tremendous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge was the inspiration for Joseph Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The River Thames at Maidenhead is additionally known for Boulter's Lock, a fashionable boating assembly point and beauty spot. West of Maidenhead is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the widely recognized brewery's twelve Shire horses can be seen, plus a presentation on the background of those horses. In Maidenhead town itself are almshouses dating from as long ago as sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a remarkable collection of paintings, sculpture, glassware and pottery. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill was later turned into a hotel. The renowned National Trust run Cliveden looks down on the river in neighbouring Taplow.

Maidenhead Historic Past: The initial settlement of Maidenhythe grew up around the the River Thames in the times of the Saxons. The famed bridge across the Thames was built in about 1777 (at a cost of £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first erected in 1255 had a wharf alongside it & it is from this that the town is understood to have derived its current name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). After the constructing of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead developed into a significant stopping off place for travellers on the route from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The railway line arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was erected over the Thames designed by the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside destination for London's prosperous & affluent and the hotel by the Thames became the hang-out of notorious playboys of those times. Following the arrival of the railway the town expanded rapidly & in 1894 it broke up from the parishes of Bray & Cookham, turning into a town in its own right.

Twenty-first century Maidenhead is in the middle of 'communter country' & its handy spot on the M4/A4 helps it be a crucial centre for the region. While many travel from Maidenhead to The City & various other large towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has a smattering of light industry and employs many people in such industries as computer software, plastics & pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is known in sporting circles for its soccer team Maidenhead United (referred to as the Magpies) which plays at York Rd recognized as one of the oldest football grounds on the planet. Maidenhead United were formed in 1870 & were one of the first 15 entries in the first F.A. Cup tournament which took place in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Places of Interest: Amongst the biggest visitor attractions for those visiting Maidenhead is unquestionably the River Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural splendor, its wildlife and its lovely riverside walks. If no reason other than this, Maidenhead is truly worth the trip. For those people wanting to discover the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here one can find out about Maidenhead history since the time of the Romans right up to the present and see photos, artifacts and written documents related to Maidenhead and its heritage. Movie aficionados might well wish to head for the 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whilst sporting enthusiasts might go to see the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road ground, or go to the Magnet Leisure Centre with its excellent pool and vast selection of activities and sports available for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Legoland Windsor, Braywick Nature Centre, Wycombe Museum, Berkshire Paintball Park, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Montem Leisure Centre, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Pullingshill Wood, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Ray Mill Island, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Playtrain, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Hobbs of Henley, Langley Leisure Centre, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Slough Ice Arena, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, River and Rowing Museum, Beeches, Bekonscot Model Village, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Homefield Wood, Dorney Court, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Gleniffer Stables, Whoosh Play Centre, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Savill Garden.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Montrose Drive, Bracken Road, Haddon Road, Jobs Lane, Dorchester Close, Windsor Road, Talbots Drive, Arundel Close, Harcourt Close, Pinkneys Drive, Croxley Rise, Court Close, Griffin Close, Butchers Lane, Oldfield View, Ray Street, Laggan Road, Bardney Close, Bix Lane, Suffolk Road, Fawley Close, Stockwells, Bakers Lane, Coxborrow Close, Boyndon Road, Switchback Road South, Trenchard Road, Homestead Road, Beaufort Place, Moorlands Drive, Tachbrook Close, Woodlands Park Avenue, Dean Lane, Horton Close, Lexington Avenue, Ivy Close, Cookham Dean Common, Cherwell Close, Switchback Close, Huntswood Lane, Lyndhurst Avenue, Lincoln Road, Chestnut Close, Lovelace Close, Phipps Close, Norden Close, Fernley Court, St Davids Close, Cookham Dean Bottom, Station Parade, North Green.

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