The top 20 Attractions around Slough

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    A weir on the Jubilee River

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    The Jubilee River is really a flood relief scheme that has several miles of grit cycleways along it. It’s tranquil and a wildlife haven, a really beautiful escape from the …

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    Jubilee River

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    One of a few bridges that cross the recently formed Jubilee River. Actually an important flood relief scheme, it is beautifully landscaped and it is possible to cycle (hybrid) for …

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    A huge Copper Horse statue at one end of the Long Walk which leads all the way down to Windsor Castle at the other. You can often see large numbers of deer in the nearby Deer Park

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    Grand Union Canal spur

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    Not well known, but there is a lovely canal which runs from Slough and joins up with the Grand Union Canal. It is quite rough in places and only really …

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    Windsor Bridge

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    A Bridge over the Thames between Windsor & Eton links two historic towns. Eton with its famous school and pretty High Street and busy Windsor with the incredible Castle and good shops and restaurants.

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    It’s surprisingly rural along this canal, even though Slough is all around you.

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    Roman Ruins from Leptis Magna

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    A man made set of Roman Ruins, built from real Roman stones controversially brought from Leptis Magna (a ruined Roman town) near Tripoli in Libya in 1816.

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    This is where the Slough Spur of the Grand Union Canal joins the main canal. The main canal runs from London to Rickmansworth and beyond. Very beautiful, especially on this sunset!

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    The Cascade.

    Hiking Highlight

    The Cascade, or Waterfall, is also notable. It is close by the A30 main road and constructed from stones brought from Bagshot Heath. They are rumoured to be the remains …

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    Punch bowl

    Hiking Highlight

    The azaleas and Rhododendrons are so stunning.

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    The Five-Arch bridge.

    Hiking Highlight

    Five Arch Bridge, the stone bridge which had replaced the original wooden ‘High Bridge’ in 1790, was re-built in 1826 to create a bridge architecturally imposing and still able today to cope with the demands of modern traffic.
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    Saint George's Chapel

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    St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in England, is a chapel designed in the high-medieval Gothic style. It is both a Royal Peculiar, a church under the direct jurisdiction of …

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    Clivedon House

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    Cliveden is an Italianate mansion and estate at Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England. Set on banks 40 metres (130 ft) above the River Thames, its grounds slope down to the river. The …

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    On Saturday 9 September 1911, Gustav Hamel flew a Blériot monoplane 21 miles from Hendon to Windsor to deliver the first airmail letters. This was a nationally reported event and …

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    Boulters Lock at Maidenhead

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    Boulters Lock is famous for being one of the original places of Edwardian elegance when the train line first came to Maidenhead. Still now it is a lovely riverside Lock …

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    Dorney Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    Dorney Lake is a 2,200-metre flat water rowing lake owned by Eton College. Used for international regattas, and indeed the 2012 Olympic Venue for Rowing, Adapted Rowing and Flatwater Canoeing, …

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    Dorney Olympic Rowing lake

    Bike Touring Highlight

    At the far end of the Olympic rowing lake in Dorney, you get a real feel for the distance that the Olympic champion competitors row. In the far distance you …

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    Cookham Bridge and the Ferry Inn

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The River at Cookham is very attractive. You can walk from here along the towpath below WInter Hill for miles. The Ferry is a popular pub and restaurant with a good riverside location, just below Cookham Bridge.

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    The Ruins.

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    The Roman City of Leptis Magna.

    The source of many of the stones that were used to create The Ruins at Virginia Water is Leptis Magna, a Roman City site …

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    Savill Gardens

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    If you have time and are feeling like spending some money, Savill Gardens are well worth a stroll. Park nearby and wander through 35 acres of ornamental gardens. Excellent visitor …

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