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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 history stretching back to far off Anglo-Saxon days, Maidenhead is located in the county of Berkshire in the Home Counties, in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead roughly forty kilometers from the centre of London. Maidenhead has a populace of around seventy eight thousand & lies on the River Thames. The town of Maidenhead is a considerable 'dormitory' suburb of the city of London, nevertheless is a nice site for exploring the excellent nearby countryside. The Thames at this point is traversed by an eighteenth century road bridge in addition to a fantastic railway bridge constructed in the mid-1800's by the fabulous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the railway bridge was the setting for J M W Turner's work 'Rain, Steam and Speed'. The Thames at Maidenhead is in addition famous for Boulter's Lock, a well known boating meeting place and beauty spot. To the west of Maidenhead you will find the Courage Shire Horse Centre, a place that the widely recognized brewers 12 Shire horses can be viewed, accompanied by a display on the the historical past of those horses. In the town itself you can find almshouses dating from as long ago as the mid-17th century. The Harry Reitlinger Bequest is a noteworthy collection of sculpture, paintings, glassware & pottery. Ray Mill Island is a public garden, & the mill is now a hotel. The famous National Trust house of Cliveden stands high above in neighbouring Taplow.

The Story of Maidenhead: The former settlement of Maiden Hythe grew up by the river during Anglo-Saxon times. The well known 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 built adjacent to it and this is from where the town is considered to have derived its current name (from 'New Wharf' or 'Maiden Hythe'). Soon after the constructing of this first bridge, Maidenhead got to be an essential resting place for travellers on the route from Bath to London.

Maidenhead Bridge and River Thames - geograph.org.uk - 205285The railway arrived in Maidenhead in 1838 (Great Western Railway) and a rail bridge was built over the River Thames to a design by the great Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Over the 19th Century Maidenhead evolved into highly popular riverside resort for London's rich and wealthy & the hotel by the Thames came to be the hang-out of well known playboys of those times. Following the coming of the railway line the town expanded dramatically and in 1894 it split from the parishes of Cookham and Bray, becoming a town in its own right.

Twenty-first century Maidenhead is in the centre of 'communter country' and its ideal spot on the A4/ M4 makes it a very important commercial centre for the area. While a great many commute from Maidenhead to The City & additional significant towns in the region, the town itself has some light industry and provides jobs for many workers in such fields as plastics, computer software & pharmaceuticals.

Maidenhead is renowned for its football team Maidenhead United (nicknamed the Magpies) which plays at York Road among the oldest grounds in the world. Maidenhead United were established in eighteen seventy & were one of the first 15 entrants in the 1st F.A. Cup competition which took place in 1871-72.

Attractions Around Maidenhead: Without doubt one of the principal sights for those going to Maidenhead is needless to say the Thames itself, with its boating facilities, its natural splendor, its flora and fauna and its lovely riverside walks. If no purpose other than this, Maidenhead is truly worth the trip. For those of you looking into the history of Maidenhead, the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum is a must. Here you'll find out about Maidenhead history from the times of the Romans up to modern times and see antiquities, documents and photographs pertaining to Maidenhead and its history. Film devotees might well just want to pop along to the eight-screen Odeon cinema, whereas sporting followers could go to see Maidenhead United play football at their York Road pitch, or even go to the Magnet Leisure Centre enjoying its wonderful pool and amazing array of recreation activities and sports provided for the local community and visitors alike.

You could also visit: Edwards Amusements, Montem Leisure Centre, Pullingshill Wood, Windsor Leisure Centre, Bisham Woods, Slough Ice Arena, Popes Meadow, Windsor Great Park, Savill Garden, Homefield Wood, Longridge Activity Centre (Marlow), Legoland Windsor, Berkshire Paintball Park, Snakes and Ladders at Slough, Cocksherd Bluebell Wood (Britwell), Dorney Court, Black Park, Church Wood, Odeon Multiplex Cinema, Museum of Berkshire Aviation, Big Fun 4 Kids Indoor Playcentre, Jungle Mania (Bourne End), Whoosh Play Centre, Extreme Motion Skate Park, Wycombe Museum, Bracknell Ice Skating, Langley Leisure Centre, Windsor Castle, Tenpin Maidenhead (Tenpin Bowling), Absolutely Karting, Beeches.

A selection of Maidenhead streets and roads: Portlock Road, Hatfield Close, Hampden Road, Heathlands Drive, Broadway, Fernley Court, Juniper Drive, Spencers Close, Willant Close, Ray Drive, The Moor, The Chase, Conway Road, Cookham Dean Common, Church Lane, Bramley Chase, St Ives Road, Donnington Gardens, Gloucester Road, Briar Close, Norfolk Road, Camley Park Drive, Ilchester Close, Bridle Road, Bray Close, Marlborough Close, Monkey Island Lane, Strande View Walk, Newbury Drive, Marsh Lane, Bucklebury Close, Bargeman Road, The Pagoda, Aldebury Road, Lancastria Mews, Mallow Park, Dhoon Rise, Graham Close, Lock Lane, Lingholm Close, Harvest Hill Road, Startins Lane, Hurley Lane, Islet Road, Howe Lane, Norden Close, Furze Road, Church Hill, Kidwells Close, Elizabeth Close, Shergold Way.

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