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Slough Mini Guide
Slough Doesn’t Sound Inspiring, can you Prove me Wrong?
Slough’s name has led to it getting bad press from comedians and the press over the years but there’s plenty to recommend it. It’s known as the most ethnically diverse urban settlement outside of the capital and this gives it great variety in its cuisine, culture and atmosphere. There are also thought to be more people here who attend some form of religious worship than any other part of the UK. Whilst the town is dominated by the huge Slough Trading Estate, there is a much more attractive side to the town.
How do I get to Slough?
If you’re flying in, then Heathrow Airport
is the closest and has several buses that make their way to Slough centre. Many of these routes serve the business traveller visiting the companies on the industrial estate including Mars. By road from east or west, the M4 is the best access route with the town being just off the motorway. By rail, Slough is just off the Great Western Main Line and again is easily reached from the capital or the west.
So What do I try to see in Slough?
The first stop should be to visit St Laurence’s Church at Upton-cum-Chalvey where Thomas Gray wrote his masterpiece, ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’. The church also has stunning stained glass windows celebrating the life and works of the scientist and astronomer, Herschel, who discovered the planet Uranus. He and his family are buried below the church tower. Outside of the town Windsor, with its iconic castle and Eton School are both nearby and certainly worth visiting. Eton has a small museum open to the public which details the role the school has played in the development of the country. Slough is also a great location if you visiting LegoLand, just 10 miles or so from the famous theme park.
- Only open once a year, this May until the 26th you can enjoy the beautiful Stoke Poges Memorial Garden under the National Gardens Scheme. It features beautiful water gardens, a sunken rock garden and more and is well worth the £3.50 entrance fee which goes to charity.