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Location: Berkshire, Home Counties, England, United Kingdom.

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An ancient town with a historic past going back to far off Saxon times, Maidenhead is located in the county of Berkshire (Berks) in the Home Counties, within the Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead roughly 40km from London's centre. The town of Maidenhead has a populace of close to 78,000 & lies on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a sizeable 'dormitory' suburb of London, but it is a decent centre for checking out the nearby countryside. The Thames at this point is spanned by an eighteenth century road bridge in addition to a superb railway bridge built in eighteen thirty eight by the superb engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the rail bridge is the setting of Joseph Mallord Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is furthermore noted for Boulter's Lock, a well-liked boating meeting place and beauty spot. To the west of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the popular brewery's 12 Shire horses can be seen, plus a presentation on the historical past of the horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from 1659. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a great collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill is now a hotel. The famed National Trust house of Cliveden stands high above in neighbouring Taplow.

The History of Maidenhead: The initial settlement of Maidenhythe grew up around the the River Thames in Saxon times. The famous bridge across the Thames was built in around 1777 (at a cost of nineteen thousand pounds), the initial bridge of wood construction, first put up in 1255 had a wharf beside it and this is from where the town is considered to have got its name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Following the building of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead became a critical stop off place for travellers on the journey from London to Bath.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The train service came to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a rail bridge was built over the river to a design by the outstanding Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Throughout the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead evolved into popular riverside destination for London's wealthy & rich & the hotel alongside the Thames came to be the hang-out of well known playboys of the time. Soon after the arrival of the railway Maidenhead expanded pretty quickly & in 1894 it separated from the parishes of Bray & Cookham, becoming a town in its own right.

Modern day Maidenhead is in the heart of 'communter country' and its ideal location on the A4/ M4 makes it a very important commercial centre for the area. Although many travel from Maidenhead to London and various other major towns in the region, Maidenhead itself has a certain amount of light industry & provides jobs for many people in such industries as pharmaceuticals, plastics & computer software.

Maidenhead is well known for its football team Maidenhead United (referred to as the Magpies) who play at York Road among the oldest grounds in the world. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy and were one of the first fifteen competitors in the 1st F.A. Cup competition held in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Tourist Attractions: Certainly one of the most popular attractions for tourists visiting Maidenhead is unquestionably the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural beauty, its flora and fauna and its wonderful riverside walks. If for no other purpose than this, Maidenhead is well worth the trip. For those of you fascinated by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum may be the first port of call. Here one can learn about Maidenhead history since the days of the Romans right up to modern times and see records, relics and photographs related to Maidenhead and its past. Film devotees might well wish to head for the 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whilst sporting fans could go to see the local Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road pitch, or maybe visit the Magnet Leisure Centre using its awesome swimming pool and amazing array of sports and activities provided for the local people and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Thames Valley Falconry Center, Windsor Leisure Centre, Bisham Woods, Windsor Great Park, Edwards Amusements, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Bracknell Ski Slope, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Stanley Spencer Gallery, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Playtrain, River and Rowing Museum, Savill Garden, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Whoosh Play Centre, Bekonscot Model Village, Ray Mill Island, Beeches, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Church Wood, Popes Meadow, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Berkshire Paintball Park, Legoland Windsor, Pullingshill Wood, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Langley Leisure Centre, Kidwells Park, Absolutely Karting.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Norden Road, High Street, Montrose Drive, Church Views, Furze Road, Camley Park Drive, Bartletts Lane, Strande View Walk, Chestnut Close, Hockett Lane, Fairford Road, Coln Close, Highway Road, Ledger Lane, Boyndon Road, The Spens, Camperdown, School Lane, Summerleaze Road, Blackbird Lane, Boulters Court, Boyn Hill Avenue, Woodhurst Road, Dhoon Rise, Aldebury Road, Rye Close, St Adrians Close, Conway Road, Malvern Road, Chauntry Road, Nightingale Place, Boulters Close, The Points, Ray Lodge Mews, Holmanleaze, Tavistock Close, Loosen Drive, Woodcote, Church Close, The Hyde, New Road, Cliveden Mead, Cordwallis Street, North Green, Westfield Road, Courthouse Road, The Arcade, Henley Road, Eskdale Gardens, Southwood Road, Kidwells Park Drive.

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