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Runnymede National Trust

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Address: Windsor Road, Windsor SL4 2JL, England
Phone Number: (0)1784 432891
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The site where King John signed the Magna Carta, England's great icon of...
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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Rather muddy at the moment

After paying a hefty £1.50 for an hours parking in a NT car park, we trudged across a very muddy field. The Kennedy memorial is a fair climb up quite a few steps. Worth it though... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
75 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

After paying a hefty £1.50 for an hours parking in a NT car park, we trudged across a very muddy field. The Kennedy memorial is a fair climb up quite a few steps. Worth it though for the view of the Thames. Further along the field it got even muddier, but again worth the trek to see the Magna Carta... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place for kids to run around and get introduced to some significant events in British and American History. Toilets and Tea rooms are very clean too.

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London, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Runnymede - the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta - is a rather delightful place. The memorial for Magna Carta as well as John F Kennedy memorial are set back from the main road across a very large field. In February it was a rather muddy one - but one does get a sense of arriving in the... More 

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Northampton , England
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed the visit but it was a miserable day and the access both along the river Thames and across the fields can be very muddy but the small National Trust cafe is excellent and the lady in charge is very helpful and makes very nice cakes etc

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Runnymede is beautiful but I rather thought there would be more than a minimalist/Brutalist pavilion was, though symbolically nice, just wasn't enough of a commemoration of the extremely important Magna Carta. Hopefully someday there will be a more fitting, 1200s style architecture for the site. Other than that, it was a very pleasant walk in the countryside, with beautiful views... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This was the first visit since January when the whole area was under water. It is really pleasing to see how fast nature recovers after minor catastrophes. The whole area is steeped in history and a visit should be mandatory for all children to understand the importance of Magna Carta.

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Bristol, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Runnymede consists of the magna carta memorial, JF Kennedy memorial and the commonwealth air crew memorial. There are various woodland walks and also river boats and riverside activities. There is a very good national trust tea room with friendly service and good food and NT run car park (free to members). We walked across the field to the JF Kennedy... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The location of the memorial is amazing as are the views of Windsor and London. The design and upkeep of the building and grounds is wonderful and a fitting memorial.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Food - excellent . Great choice I could stay there all day and just eat!!! Breakfast is divine , lunch , my goodness what a choice !!! Oh my , I think I put on soooo much weight . The chef is also very hot ... At least the one I saw:-)

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Brilliant - five times visiting. Booked in for August and September This is a fabulous top class hotel with spa facilities and the food scrummy. Rooms 5 star luxury - tastefully decorated. cannot say a wrong thing about it.

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