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

Postcode: SL6

Dialling Code: 01628

Population: 78,000 (2011)

Maidenhead - An old town with a story going back to early Saxon days, Maidenhead is situated in the county of Berks in the Home Counties, within the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead approximately forty kilometers from the City of London. The town of Maidenhead has a resident population of about 78,000 inhabitants & lies beside the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a significant 'dormitory' suburb of London, nevertheless is a good position for discovering the gorgeous nearby countryside. The River Thames at this point is spanned by an eighteenth century road bridge and a fantastic railway bridge built in 1838 by the remarkable engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge is the setting of Turner's work 'Rain, Steam & Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is additionally known for Boulter's Lock, a well known boating assembly point & beauty spot. To the west of the town you will find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, where the well known brewery's 12 Shire horses can be seen, accompanied by a display on the history of those horses. In Maidenhead town itself are almshouses dating from as long ago as sixteen fifty nine. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a remarkable collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery and glassware. Ray Mill Island is a park, and the mill was later turned into a hotel. The famous Italianate mansion Cliveden stands high above in nearby Taplow.

The Story of Maidenhead: The former settlement of Maidenhythe grew up beside the river during Saxon times. The famed bridge across the Thames was constructed in about 1777 (for around £19,000), the original wooden bridge, first erected in 1255 had a wharf beside it & this is where the town is believed to have been named (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the building of this first bridge, Maidenhead grew to be an important stopping off point for travellers making the journey from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The railway service arrived at Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) & a railway bridge was erected over the river designed by the amazing Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Through the 19th Century Maidenhead became a very popular riverside destination for the affluent and wealthy of London & the hotel beside the river became the hang-out of infamous playboys of that time. After the arrival of the railway service Maidenhead expanded very quickly and in 1894 it broke up from the parishes of Cookham & Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Twenty-first century Maidenhead is in the midst of 'communter country' and its key spot on the A4/ M4 makes it a crucial centre for the area. Although many commute from Maidenhead to The city of london and various other big towns in the region, Maidenhead itself has a certain amount of light industry & provides jobs for many in such sectors as computer software, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is renowned for its football team Maidenhead United (referred to as the Magpies) which plays at York Road one of the oldest football pitches on the planet. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy and were one of the first 15 competitors in the very first F.A. Cup tournament held in 1871-72.

Places to Visit in and Near Maidenhead: Undoubtedly one of the principle visitor attractions for those visiting Maidenhead is of course the Thames itself, with its boating, its natural splendor, its wildlife and its appealing riverside walks. If for no other justification than that, the town is really worth a trip. For all looking into the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. There you'll find out about Maidenhead history since the Roman period up to modern times and see written documents, artifacts and photos relating to the town and its historic past. Movie fans might well just want to pop along to the eight-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, whereas sports fans may go and see Maidenhead United play football at their York Road stadium, or alternatively go to the Magnet Leisure Centre using its wonderful pool and huge array of sports and recreation activities available for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Black Park, Slough Museum, Bisham Woods, Beeches, Maidenhead Steam Navigation Company, River and Rowing Museum, Gleniffer Stables, Odds Farm Park, Wayside Stables, Bracknell Ski Slope, Waltham Place, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Riverside Gardens and Play Area, Ray Mill Island, Pullingshill Wood, Bekonscot Model Village, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), E J Churchill Shooting Ground, Thames Valley Adventure Playground, Berkshire Paintball Park, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Absolutely Karting, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Dorney Court, Monkey Mates Play Centre, Premier Karting, Kidwells Park, Cheeky Charlies Play Centre, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Cliveden Gardens and Maze, Playtrain.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Highway Avenue, Brayfield Road, The Green, Cliveden Road, Welby Close, High Road, Newlands Drive, St Adrians Close, Hungerford Drive, North Dean, Juniper Drive, Worcester Close, Kimbers Lane, Farmers Way, Altwood Bailey, Ray Lodge Mews, Briar Dene, Hurstfield Drive, Twynham Road, Gloucester Road, Spencers Road, Bell Court, Ockwells Road, College Road, Station Parade, Gables Close, Lonsdale Close, Boyn Hill Avenue, Priors Close, Clarefield Close, Hasting Close, Wootton Way, Ross Road, Bakers Lane, St Marys Close, Church View, Kenwood Close, Forest Green Road, Maple Close, The Pound, Stonefield Park, Lyneham Gardens, Hill Farm Road, Lent Rise Road, Waldeck Road, North Star Lane, Terrys Lane, Lakeside, Howarth Road, Sperling Road, Cedar Chase.

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