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The Sounding Arch

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Address: River Road, Maidenhead, England
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Great to walk here...and make lots of noise!

Great history....and interesting...nice place to walk along the river at Maidenhead. Always fun with the kids to make lots of noise under the Sounding Arch.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great history....and interesting...nice place to walk along the river at Maidenhead. Always fun with the kids to make lots of noise under the Sounding Arch.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm grateful to TripAdvisor because I would never have known to come to this spot on our visit to Maidenhead otherwise. We parked for free along the road close to the Sounding Arch, which was very interesting to see and fun to hear the echos. From there, we continued walking down the Thames where you could see the large and... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A fine bridge, built by a genius, over England's greatest river. The echo is just a bonus. You can sit on the downstream grassy banks of the Thames and enjoy a picnic while admiring this monument to railway engineering.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

An amazing span of brickwork over the river. designed by Brunel The echo from being under it is remarkable and it is well worth a walk to get to it

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Its just down the road from us. I see it frequently. When the children were young we walked on fine Sundays along the Thames to shout and whoop under the Sounding Arch, to enjoy its echo and reverberating sound effects They loved it!. Its does not have the breathtaking grandeur of Clifton suspension bridge or of the Tamar River crossing.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Wonderful old brick build arch with a fabulous echo effect, great fun and kids loved it A bit of a hazard to get down to but worth the treck. Some great old fashioned fun !

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Worth a visit if in the locality, this section of the Thames is beautiful, but restricted access to riverside.

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Cannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

A walk down the river in Maidenhead is relaxing and tranquil, the sounding arch a very old brick built bridge and it has a great echo! The walk past goes to Bray with views of the rich and famous houses.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

If walking the Thames path do not miss having some fun at the Arch, your singing, shouting will all echo - a bit of light hearted fun .

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Maidehead UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you walk along the tow path between Maidenhead and Bray you must stop and just wonder at the amazing piece of engineering that is the Sounding Arch. It was the construction of this bridge by Brunel that brought the GWR over the River Thames. All the experts thought it would fall down but it is still standing and remains... More 

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