Earlier this month, we went to Maidenhead to attend to some paper works. It’s far from Malmesbury so we’ve decided to go through some landmarks during our trip to maximize our time there.
We went to Maidenhead by riding a bus to Swindon and a train through the Great Western Railway The bus ride to Swindon is about 45 minutes. The train ride is I think 50 minutes with a transfer at Reading station. We booked our GWR super off peak tickets online. Some photos from our train ride below.
We arrived there at noon and decided to eat at something familiar: KFC. 😀 The gravy was a side dish! I miss KFC gravy on tap back home 😦
Since this isn’t a super planned trip, I just checked the vicinity of our destination for the landmarks that we can visit. Thanks Google Maps!
The Sounding Arch
This railway bridge was built in 1983 and its brick arches are the widest and flattest in the world. It was named that way because you can make echos under the bridge. We did for a couple of minutes, wanted to do a quick concert because the reverb was awesome but was too shy as it was a public road and anyone can pass through haha. Even birds’ quacks echo there!
The Maidenhead Bridge sits in parallel with The Sounding Arch which also cuts across the River Thames.
I noticed a depth gauge board in the river and found out that a flood happened in 1947 through the tablet installed in the bridge by the Borough of Maidenhead.
Ada Lewis Memorial Fountain
After crossing the Maidenhead Bridge is the Bridge Gardens where we found this memorial. It’s originally built in 1908 in memory of Ada Lewis who helped a lot of charities during her time.
Maidenhead Jubilee Clock
The clock is supposed to be the first thing to see when you get off Maidenhead Station but it wasn’t the case for us lol. Must be because there was construction going on site so we didn’t see it right away. Would have been nice to see it during noon or morning.
It was a nice town visit and if given the chance, I would love to explore more especially the fresh produce market at High Street. 🙂