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Standing inside the sounding arch is in itself a funny experience with all the acoustic resonance... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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A slice of history

I love this place. The historical significance of the Sounding Arch (and its links to I K Brunel... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Standing inside the sounding arch is in itself a funny experience with all the acoustic resonance and spectacular echoes but also an opportunity to look up at Maidenhead Railway bridge, once a landmark in bridges and inspiration for the painter Turner to capture man’s modern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelharrit
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I love this place. The historical significance of the Sounding Arch (and its links to I K Brunel) makes it very special.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cairokid
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Lovely views by the river with amazing houses to ogle at. Definitely a place to visit during the regattas.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SeetC
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We have walked along the Thames and always stopped under or near the arch to test out the echo. Interesting if you have grandkids with you. Not sure it would rate as a st a alone attraction. God for picnic.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jon_Janet
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Sounding Arch was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and is still (I think) the longest single span brick built arch in the world. Has a really great echo. Kids love it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank djfairhurst9
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It is by the side of River Thames, very interesting arch, it also has the foot path along overlooking Bray.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anitali2018
Reviewed 4 August 2018

It is unusual to be able to stand under a bridge and yodel with feedback but when all is said and done it is just a bridge you can walk under. This is entertaining for about a minute.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

As far as engineering is concerned this bridge maybe a major site however for me it's pretty to drive over at night and a good spot to feed the ducks however the parking is limited in area and expensive, there isn't much to do there...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ibrahim G
Reviewed 10 March 2018

One of Brunel’s great achievements -this was the longest unsupported brick arches in the world when it was built and still one of the longest today. Kids will love the echo when you are underneath it!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Driving through Maidenhead looked over to admire the Sounding arch railway bridge over the River Thames. Stunning piece of Victorian Engineering. Only wish i'd of had more time to explore it further!

Date of experience: March 2018
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25 June 2017|
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easily. Walk over bridge towards town centre. Turn right immediately after crossing bridge. Continue along this road for about 10 minutes. Boulters lock will be ahead of you on right. You can cross river here and go... More
29 August 2016|
Response from pjmeade | Reviewed this property |
It's about 2.5 miles. If you walk from the bridge to Cookham and that's a really great walk, then perhaps 3 miles