Height above sea level: 21.06 metres
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Maidenhead is a town in Berkshire. It lies on the west bank of the Thames and is situated 25.7 miles (41.3 km) west of Charing Cross in London.
Maidenhead is famous for its two bridges, the road bridge built of Portland stone (pictured below) and Brunel's brick railway bridge also known as the "Sounding Arch" for its amazing echo. The railway bridge has the widest brick-built spans in the world.
The Thames is becoming an increasingly urban river, with only pockets of countryside remaining. From here the Thames passes through the most built-up and populated part of the UK.
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