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Location: Berkshire (Berks), Home Counties, UK.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historic town with a history harping back to early Saxon periods, Maidenhead is located in the county of Berkshire in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead around 40 kilometres from the centre of London. The town has a populace of about 78,000 occupants and stands on the banks of the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a substantial 'dormitory' suburb for London, however is a good location for checking out the nearby countryside. The River Thames here is spanned by an eighteenth century road bridge along with a fine railway bridge erected in eighteen thirty eight by the first-class engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge is the inspiration for J M W Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is furthermore famous for Boulter's Lock, a favorite boating meeting place & beauty spot. West of Maidenhead is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the well known brewery's 12 Shire horses can be seen, as well as a display on the heritage of those horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from as long ago as 1659. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a fascinating collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery & glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill is now a hotel. The acclaimed house of Cliveden stands high above in nearby Taplow.

The History of Maidenhead: The first settlement of Maiden Hythe evolved beside the river during the times of the Anglo-Saxons. The well known bridge across the river was built in around 1777 (at a cost of £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf built next to it & it is from this that the town is presumed to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the establishing of this first bridge, Maidenhead evolved into a valuable stopping point for travellers on the route from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The train service arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a rail bridge was built over the River Thames to a design by the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside resort for London's affluent & prosperous & the hotel by the riverbank came to be the haunt of well known playboys of the day. After the arrival of the railway service the town grew dramatically & in 1894 it broke up from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Contemporary Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' & its ideal spot on the M4/A4 renders it a major commercial centre for the area. While a good many commute from Maidenhead to The city of london & other major towns in the area, Maidenhead itself has a reasonable amount of light industry and employs many workers in such industries as plastics, computer software & pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is well known for its soccer team Maidenhead United (called the Magpies) who play at York Road one of the oldest grounds on the planet. Maidenhead United were established in 1870 & were one of the first fifteen entries in the 1st F.A. Cup tournament which took place in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Places to Visit: Undoubtedly one of the biggest tourist attractions for people visiting Maidenhead is definitely the River Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural charm, its wildlife and its attractive riverside walks. If no purpose other than that, Maidenhead is really worth a look. For anybody very much interested in the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must visit place. Here you'll find out about Maidenhead history since the time of the Romans right up to the present day and see photographs, artifacts and written documents related to the town and its historic past. Film buffs might well wish to pop along to the 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whilst sports fans could go to watch the local Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or alternatively check out the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its fabulous swimming pool and amazing choice of activities and sports available for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Savill Garden, Bracknell Ski Slope, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Whoosh Play Centre, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Legoland Windsor, Cliveden Gardens and Maze, Ray Mill Island, Premier Karting, Homefield Wood, Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Kidwells Park, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Beeches, Dorney Court, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Bracknell Ice Skating, Church Wood, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Wayside Stables, Absolutely Karting, Hobbs of Henley, Old Thatch Gardens, Berkshire Paintball Park, Slough Museum, Montem Leisure Centre.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Bakers Row, The Chase, West Road, Treesmill Drive, Hitcham Road, The Paddock, Ashcroft Road, Compton Drive, Desborough Crescent, Westborough Court, Huntswood Lane, Tollgate, Sawyers Crescent, Cranbrook Drive, Purssell Close, Hedsor Park, Cherwell Close, Cox Green Lane, Camley Park Drive, Green Lane, The Farthingales, Rushington Avenue, Laggan Square, Worcester Close, Bridge Avenue, Hillside, Halifax Close, Horton Close, Derek Road, Burchetts Green Road, Wellhouse Road, Bramley Chase, Nightingale Lane, Broadwater Park, Truro Close, Amerden Lane, Drift Road, Boyn Hill Close, Strande Park, Huntercombe Close, Lassell Court, Salters Road, Green Leys, Bishop Court, Ray Meadow, Shirley Road, Bass Mead, Bray Court, Belmont Park Road, Church Close, Burchetts Green Lane.

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