Maidenhead is a town within the county of Berkshire, England on the River Thames. The town offers a number of High Street shopping facilities including Nicholson's Centre, a shopping centre on the site of Nicholson's brewery as well as an 8-screen Odeon multiplex cinema, a leisure centre and swimming pool and a bowling alley.
Cultural aspects of the town include Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, featuring art displays and a theatre, and the Maidenhead Heritage Centre and Museum, which houses a number of local exhibitions. Amongst the transport links to the town is the A4 road that runs through the town and crosses the Thames over Maidenhead Bridge. The town also lies near the M4 motorway.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA (01628) 605069
A country retreat that could tell a thousand stories; Cliveden was the home of Waldorf and Nancy Astor; the first woman to sit as an MP in the House of Commons.
Reputedly visited by every British monarch since George I; Cliveden was the hub of British society in the early 20th Century.
This beautiful house and gardens is now maintained by the National Trust but also doubles as a country hotel.
Runnymede, Windsor Road, Old Windsor SL4 2JL (01784) 432891
These water meadows along the banks of the River Thames are an integral part of British history.
It was here during the early 13th Century that King John signed the Magna Carta; the basis upon which all modern British constitutional laws have since been written.
A number of monuments to the event have been constructed by the National Trust since 1931, together with several buildings that house tea rooms and administrative centres.