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

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historic town with a historic past harping back to far off Saxon days, Maidenhead is found in Berks county in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead roughly 40 kilometres from the centre of London. The town of Maidenhead has got a resident population of approximately 78,000 & sits on the banks of the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a large 'dormitory' suburb for London, but it is a pleasant centre for discovering the nearby countryside. The Thames at this point is traversed by an 18th century road bridge plus a wonderful railway bridge fabricated in the mid-1800's by the clever engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the inspiration for J M W Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is furthermore known for Boulter's Lock, a favourite boating rendezvous and beauty spot. Found to the west of Maidenhead is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the well known brewery's Shire horses can be viewed, with a presentation on the heritage of the horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from as long ago as sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an intriguing collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery & glassware. Ray Mill Island is a public park, & the mill was later turned into a hotel. The famous house of Cliveden looks down on the Thames in neighbouring Taplow.

The Story of Maidenhead: The initial settlement of Maiden Hythe started around the the River Thames during the days of the Saxons. The well known bridge across the river was built in around 1777 (for around £19,000), the initial wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf beside it & it is from this that the town is deemed to have derived its current name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the construction of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead got to be an excellent stopping place for travellers making the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The railway line arrived at Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was constructed over the Thames designed by the incredible Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead developed into highly popular riverside destination for the wealthy & affluent of London & the hotel beside the riverbank became the hang-out of famous playboys of the time. Following the coming of the railway Maidenhead grew quickly & in 1894 it broke up from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Modern day Maidenhead is in the heart of 'communter country' & its ideal spot on the A4/ M4 makes it an important commercial centre for the area. While a great many commute from Maidenhead to Central london and various other major towns in the area, the town itself has a reasonable amount of light industry & employs many in such industrial sectors as computer software, pharmaceuticals & plastics.

Maidenhead is widely known for its soccer team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) who play at York Rd among the oldest football pitches in the world. Maidenhead United were formed in eighteen seventy & were one of the first fifteen competitors in the first F.A. Cup competition held in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Tourist Attractions: Amongst the most popular visitor attractions for anyone visiting Maidenhead is without a doubt the Thames itself, with its water related facilities, its natural charm, its flora and fauna and its beautiful riverside walks. If no justification other than this, the town is very well worth a trip. For any hoping to understand more about the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must visit place. There you'll learn about Maidenhead history since the Roman period right up to the present day and view artefacts, records and photographs relating to Maidenhead and its historic past. Movie fanatics might well just want to pop along to the eight-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whereas sporting enthusiasts might go and see the local Maidenhead United play football at their York Road stadium, or alternatively check out the Magnet Leisure Centre using its awesome swimming pool and amazing selection of activities and sports provided for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Whoosh Play Centre, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, River and Rowing Museum, Ray Mill Island, Windsor Leisure Centre, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Absolutely Karting, Premier Karting, Kidwells Park, Homefield Wood, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Edwards Amusements, E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Berkshire Paintball Park, Hobbs of Henley, Church Wood, Bisham Woods, Beeches, Waltham Place, Wayside Stables, Bracknell Ski Slope, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Thames Valley Falconry Center, Skirmish Wycombe, Braywick Nature Centre, Bekonscot Model Village, Legoland Windsor, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Old Thatch Gardens.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Talbots Drive, Bucklebury Close, The Paddock, North Town Road, The Pound, Nightingale Lane, Altwood Road, Grafton Close, Boulters Close, Briar Close, Westbrook, Hazell Close, Heywood Gardens, Cheviot Close, Bissley Drive, Stockwells, Sandisplatt Road, Camperdown, Averil Court, Moorfield Terrace, Chauntry Close, Kidwells Park Drive, Griffin Close, Coln Close, Ellington Gardens, Maypole Road, Regal Court, Lowbrook Drive, Heathlands Drive, Shirley Road, Ray Park Road, Bell Court, Walker Road, Barn Drive, Orchard Grove, Upper Bray Road, Coxborrow Close, Ellington Road, Maple Close, Hunts Lane, Gables Close, Alston Gardens, Seymour Close, Hill Farm Road, Tithe Barn Drive, Cheniston Grove, The Terrace, Church Road, Fern Drive, Huntercombe Lane South, Longleat Gardens.

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