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Runnymede National Trust

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The site where King John signed the Magna Carta, England's great icon of liberty and first expression of human rights, on June 15, 1215.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England
+44 1784 432891
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made an impromptu stop with a friend visiting from Scotland, as we'd had lunch quite nearby. I have driven past this spot so many times over the years, gazing from afar and even stopped in the car park. Yet, I had not appreciated the...More

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Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We know that visitors to Runnymede often find that its heritage seems so hard to uncover. The landscape is the memorial, but visitors need help to read it; to reveal the stories it tells. We have very recently been awarded...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful monument in the forest of the green, nice for a weekend stroll. The place it a little bit abandoned but other than that good experience

Thank GGaitan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting - and rather unusual. The outside, which is made from very poor quality concrete and seems to be falling apart, does not do justice to the inside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed relaxing for an hour or so, feeding the birds and enjoying the great views along the water.

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Reviewed October 7, 2018

All of the internationally significant monuments at this important location are well worth a visit. The new, controversial, rather stark, Writ in Water monument is striking and thought provoking. All of the monuments are in pleasant and mainly peaceful settings, apart from the incessant traffic...More

Thank Steve S
Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Steve, Thank you for your feedback- we’re glad you enjoyed visiting our new public artwork Writ in Water. In terms of access to the monuments, we have recently received Heritage Lottery funding for the Runnymede Explored appeal, which aims to redevelop the site over...More

Reviewed September 19, 2018

Historically, the site of the signing of Magna Carta is of huge significance. However, despite this & the beauty of the Thames here, the site is unkempt & badly maintained with much damage to the memorials. It should be much better looked after

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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice stop off on a long bike ride. Gorgeous views and a safe place. We stopped off at the cafe as well and had a bite to eat. A little pricey but it goes towards maintaining the site.

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Reviewed September 5, 2018

A lovely spot by the Thames with much history to explore and ponder. Each memorial is interesting for different reasons, and worth looking at. I rather liked the simplicity of 'Writ in Water' and the landscaping for the Kennedy Memorial. Making the effort to walk...More

Thank James H
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Local to me, a peaceful place to visit, with views over Windsor and London. This is a memorial, so young children may get bored or want to run a round, This would not be appropriate behavior

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Driven past the site many many times but never stopped until today. Beautiful day and we took the dog. Lovely walk up to the JFK memorial and gorgeous views of the river from the top, where we stopped for a picnic. The manga carts memorial...More

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Response from R9636EHdavidk | Reviewed this property |
I can’t 100% remember but cash is yes and if you can’t pay be card it will be by phone.
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Thanks Dave, that sounds perfectly doable for us. Thanks for the advice on the leaflet. Appreciate your prompt response.