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Travelling around Maidenhead

Travelling around Maidenhead

Are you thinking about visiting Maidenhead? Perhaps you already live in this great town but need to get around without the hassle of parking or the expense of petrol? At Arriva we know travel and we know Maidenhead, so take a few moments and read through our carefully created guide to attractions and travelling in this great town.


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Maidenhead's name refers to the riverside area where the "new wharf" or "Maiden Hythe" was built, perhaps as early as Saxon times. In 1280, a bridge was erected across the river to replace a ferry in what was then the hamlet of South Ellington. King Charles I met his children for the last time before his execution in 1649 at the Greyhound Inn on the High Street, the site of which is now a branch of the NatWest Bank. A plaque commemorates their meeting.   When the Great Western Railway came to the town, it began to expand. Muddy roads were replaced and public services were installed. The High Street began to change again and substantial Victorian red brick architecture began to appear throughout the town.