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

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a historical past harping back to far off Saxon days, Maidenhead can be found in Berkshire (Berks) county in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead approximately 40 kilometers from the centre of London. The town of Maidenhead has a population of about seventy eight thousand inhabitants & sits on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a significant 'dormitory' suburb of the city of London, but is a nice centre for discovering the nearby countryside. The River Thames here is crossed by an 18th century road bridge and a terrific railway bridge built in eighteen thirty eight by the extraordinary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the inspiration for Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is additionally famous for Boulter's Lock, a popular boating assembly point & beauty spot. Found to the west of the town you can find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the renowned brewers Shire horses can be viewed, as well as a display on the historical past of those horses. In Maidenhead town itself are almshouses dating from as far back as sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an intriguing collection of sculpture, paintings, glassware and pottery. Ray Mill Island is a public garden, & the mill later became a hotel. The widley known National Trust house of Cliveden stands high above in nearby Taplow.

The Historical Past of Maidenhead: The initial settlement of Maidenhythe grew up by the river during Saxon times. The well known bridge across the Thames was built in about 1777 (for around nineteen thousand pounds), the original wooden bridge, first put up in 1255 had a wharf built alongside it & this is from where the town is understood to have got its name (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the establishment of this first bridge, Maidenhead developed into a major stopping place for travellers making the route from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The railway arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a railway bridge was erected over the Thames designed by the exceptional Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the 19th Century Maidenhead developed into very popular riverside destination for London's wealthy & affluent & the hotel beside the riverbank came to be the haunt of notorious playboys of the time. Soon after the arrival of the railway line Maidenhead expanded quickly and in 1894 it separated from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, developing into a town in its own right.

Present day Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' & its key spot on the M4/A4 renders it a significant centre for the region. While many travel from Maidenhead to Central london and some other significant towns in the area, the town itself has some light industry & provides jobs for many in such market sectors as computer software, pharmaceuticals and plastics.

Maidenhead is well known for its soccer team Maidenhead United (known as the Magpies) which plays at York Road recognized as one of the oldest football pitches in the world. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy and were one of the first 15 competitors in the very first F.A. Cup tournament which took place in 1871-72.

Tourist Attractions in Maidenhead: Undoubtedly one of the chief attractions for individuals going to Maidenhead is without a doubt the River Thames itself, with its water related facilities, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its enjoyable riverside walks. If for no other purpose than this, Maidenhead is seriously worth checking out. For those of you very much interested in the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum should be the first port of call. There one can learn about Maidenhead history from the time of the Romans up to the present and look at documents, artifacts and photographs relevant to Maidenhead and its story. Film addicts might well want to pop along to the eight-screen Odeon cinema, whilst sporting addicts may go to see Maidenhead United play football at their York Road pitch, or possibly visit the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its superb pool and massive selection of sports and activities available for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Windsor Castle, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Pullingshill Wood, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Playtrain, Edwards Amusements, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Legoland Windsor, Gleniffer Stables, Waltham Place, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Slough Museum, Hobbs of Henley, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Church Wood, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Slough Ice Arena, Berkshire Paintball Park, Homefield Wood, Kidwells Park, Bracknell Ice Skating, Ray Mill Island, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Dorney Court, Savill Garden.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Manor Lane, Wellington Road, Ray Street, North Dean, Hurstfield Drive, Astor Close, Church Views, Windsor Road, Bix Lane, Taplow Road, Laburnham Road, Darlings Lane, Mossy Vale, Waltham Road, Yew Tree Close, Stubbles Lane, Talbots Drive, Westacott Way, Havelock Crescent, Manor Road, Gloucester Road, Holyport Road, Beverley Gardens, Webster Close, Castle Hill Terrace, Welby Close, Boyn Hill Avenue, Timbers Walk, Dorney Reach Road, Bakers Lane, Fernley Court, Peace Lane, Pine Close, Challow Court, The Fallows, Huntercombe Lane South, Loddon Drive, Hedingham Mews, Mallow Park, The Fairway, Islet Park, Cherry Garden Lane, Cromwell Road, Bracken Road, Whurley Way, West Road, Prince Andrew Close, Grenfell Place, Tithe Close, Orkney Court, Blakeney Court.

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