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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
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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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The Jurors' Chairs is a wonderful and educational work of art

Go when the weather is ok as it is outside and combine it with a walk by the Thames. The Jurors is a fantastic artwork as each chair tells the story of moments in History... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
susieBath_England
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Bath, England

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in January, perhaps a mistake but it was a nice day weatherwise. We had to walk across a very wet and muddy field, signposting was a bit confusing but we found the memorial eventually. I am a bit disappointed that the Magna Carta memorial was funded and is maintained by the American Bar Association - Kudos to them... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Runnymede consists of memorials to the Commonwealth Air Force, Magna Carta signing and JFK. Free car park if NT member, with toilets on site. There is information about the memorials at each site, well worth a read. Walk or car to the Commonwealth Air Force memorial. This building is amazing, detail in the ceiling and an appropriate view over Heathrow... More 

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Staines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visited here several times with friends & on my own, have met people from all over the world walking round here. The views are amazing, the building is interesting, beautiful & gives a sense of peace. It is a bit of a hike to the top floor but for those that don't do stairs the ground floor view... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Runnymede is worth visiting for what it represents, and what happened there 800 years ago, but as riverside locations go, it's not the most picturesque stretch of the Thames for a walk. And in mid-December, the footing is fairly muddy - wellington boots were very much in evidence amongst the other visitors.

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Bath, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Go when the weather is ok as it is outside and combine it with a walk by the Thames. The Jurors is a fantastic artwork as each chair tells the story of moments in History significant for Democracy. there is some good information also on the Magna Carta at the side of the field, though it did not seem clear... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

It is a ppeasant easy walk. We went to the Magna Carta memorial which was put there by the american bar association and also the JFK memorial and would recommend both. There was a cafe but it was small and the selection limited.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

In a flat water meadow by the Thames there are three sites worth visiting for reflection on history and democracy. Magna Carta memorial, JFK memorial. Both these are well kept and in soft woodland. The nearby 'Jurors' art is a wonderful and thought provoking testimony to human rights. Cafe here. Whilst visiting it is worth taking a longer walk, or... More 

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is the site to mark the signing of the Magna Carta and also a memorial to JFK. You park in the pay car park, which also has bathrooms and a cafe. It is a short walk to the Magna Carta memorial through a grassy field and just a few feet away is the JFK memorial. There is also a... More 

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Biarritz, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Stopped off here looking for a nice picnic spot, and was intrigued by the ring of chairs in the middle of the field. There is a National Trust car park (£1/hour), toilets and a café. As this is Runnymede, the site of the Magna Carta - the "birthplace of democracy" - I expected some kind of statue or plaque to... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Called in here for a relaxing lunch and extended dog walk to enjoy the peace and memorials. Very good for dog walking and the memorials are beautifully kept. The jurors chairs in the middle of the field were fascinating. Decent light lunch in the cafe

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