Maidenhead is a town within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire, England. Located by the River Thames about 41.4 km (25.7 mi) to the west of Charing Cross, London, Maidenhead has a population of 78,000 people.
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More on MaidenheadMaidenhead dates back to Saxon times. The area has been inhabited since the Iron Age by a Celtic tribe, the Brythons. A bridge built in 1280 across the Thames helped to spur the growth of the village, and a wharf was built by the river soon after.
Originally known as South Ellington, the site became popularly known as Maidenhythe, meaning "new wharf". The spelling later evolved into Maidenhead. The bridge has been rebuilt a number of times in history. The present one dates from 1777.
Maidenhead today has a highly developed economy based on computer software, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications. It is one of the towns within England's "Silicon Corridor" that runs along the M4 motorway.
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Visiting MaidenheadTake the M4 motorway to Junction 8, then continue on the A308 road to reach Maidenhead.
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