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

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - A historical town with a story harping back to early Saxon days, Maidenhead can be found in the county of Berkshire in the Home Counties, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead around forty km from the centre of London. Maidenhead has a resident population of around 78,000 inhabitants & lies on the banks of the River Thames. Maidenhead is a substantial 'dormitory' suburb for London, but it is a great area for exploring the nearby countryside. The Thames here is spanned by an eighteenth century road bridge as well as a fine railway bridge built in the mid-nineteenth century by the first-class engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the subject of Turner's painting 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The river at Maidenhead is furthermore known for Boulter's Lock, a favourite boating assembly point & beauty spot. West of the town is the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the renowned brewery's twelve Shire horses can be viewed, along with a presentation on the the historical past of the horses. In Maidenhead town itself are almshouses dating from the 17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is an interesting collection of paintings, sculpture, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill later became a hotel. The acclaimed Italianate mansion Cliveden stands high above in nearby Taplow.

The Historical Past of Maidenhead: The former settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up by the the Thames in Anglo-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 built in 1255 had a wharf built next to it & this is from where the town is considered to have been named (taken from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the building of this 1st bridge, Maidenhead developed into a very important resting place for travellers on the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - - 205285The railway came to Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a railway bridge was erected over the river designed by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel. In the Nineteenth Century Maidenhead became a popular riverside destination for London's rich and wealthy & the hotel beside the river came to be the haunt of famous playboys of the time. Soon after the coming of the railway line the town expanded pretty quickly and in 1894 it split up from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Current day Maidenhead is in the middle of 'communter country' & its ideal location on the M4/A4 helps it be a major commercial centre for the region. Even though many commute from Maidenhead to London & various other significant towns in the region, the town itself has a reasonable amount of light industry and provides jobs for many in such sectors as computer software, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is famous for its soccer team Maidenhead United (nicknamed the Magpies) who play at York Road one of the oldest football pitches around the world. Maidenhead United were formed in eighteen seventy and were one of the original fifteen entries in the first F.A. Cup tournament held in 1871-72.

Maidenhead Tourist Attractions: Undoubtedly one of the principle points of interest for those visiting Maidenhead is definitely the River Thames itself, with its boating, its natural charm, its wildlife and its stunning riverside walks. If no purpose other than that, Maidenhead is worthy of a trip. For people interested by the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum might be the first port of call. There you'll find out about Maidenhead history since Roman times right up to the present and look at artifacts, photographs and written documents relating to the town and its past. Film addicts might well choose to pop along to the eight-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, while sporting enthusiasts might go to see Maidenhead United play soccer at their York Road stadium, or go to the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its awesome swimming pool and amazing variety of recreation activities and sports available for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Extreme Motion Skate Park, Wycombe Museum, Homefield Wood, Church Wood, Ray Mill Island, Slough Ice Arena, Windsor Castle, Sector 7 Laser (Combat Gaming), Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Whoosh Play Centre, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Popes Meadow, Waltham Place, Pullingshill Wood, Thames Valley Falconry Center, Kidwells Park, Legoland Windsor, Odds Farm Park, Bracknell Ski Slope, Windsor Leisure Centre, Absolutely Karting, Black Park, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Bracknell Leisure Centre, Gleniffer Stables, Windsor Great Park, Beeches, Hobbs of Henley, Berkshire Paintball Park, Savill Garden, Bracknell Ice Skating.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Bettoney Vere, Murrin Road, Kings Lane, Hampden Road, Shottesbrooke Park, Court Drive, Parkside, Portlock Road, Millennium Court, Hibbert Road, Church Hill, Spencers Road, Cannon Court Road, Braywick Road, Halifax Close, Stratford Gardens, Cordwallis Street, Belmont Drive, Norden Close, Boyndon Road, Norfolk Road, Bakers Lane, Cliveden Mead, Melton Court, Gainsborough, York Road, Holmanleaze, Arkley Court, Lime Walk, Norfolk Park Cottages, Ludlow Road, Sandisplatt Road, Wavell Road, Heywood Court Close, Hever Close, Bedford Close, Sadlers Mews, Hag Hill Rise, Whitchurch Close, Huntercombe Lane South, Badminton Road, Badger Close, Highfield Road, Welby Close, Westmorland Road, Fane Way, Wheatfield Close, Lake View, All Saints Avenue, Gables Close, Woodmoor End.

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