Magna Carta Monument
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK20,980 contributions
Oct 2020
This monument is easily located as there is a clear path going diagonally across the open park to it.
The Magna Carta was used as a reference by the United States of America for their constitution and this is why this monument stands here. The memorial is actually erected by the American Bar.
There are some good descriptive plaques in front of the monument which explain its significance.
Written October 25, 2020
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N C
Ashford, UK178 contributions
Aug 2020
Considering it’s history, we expected more. A place that needs to be ticked off the list to visit, but very little there. Lovely location across the road from the River Thames.
The Americans paid for the monument, so a few mentions of their connection, which is interesting. There are also a couple of large information boards giving a full history which helps build a bigger picture.
Written September 1, 2020
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Lee821974
Hook, UK271 contributions
Sep 2020
We were in Windsor for a couple of days and seeing as this was a very short walk from our hotel we decided to take in some history.
Was nice and quiet and having a read of the information boards just makes you think a little.
Worth visiting if your nearby but not as a day trip.
Written September 13, 2020
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Kat
Greater London, UK26 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Disappointing. Given the historical significance of the Magna Carta as the first written constitution and bill of rights IN THE WORLD- it is sad to see such a poor presentation of this site by the National Trust\English Heritage. There is too much here about the American system - some 500+ years later. Not impressed - and not worth the trip. More should be done to educate and inform in terms of English history at such a significant place.
Written August 16, 2020
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G1naM
United Kingdom358 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
A lovely place to visit which is full of history. I parked at the NT car park snd strolled around the area. Lots to easy, easy walking although there are a few steps - worth a visit
Written June 25, 2022
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Deborah G
Staines uk68 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Ive lived locally for years and never been ....Madness!!!! great bit if history.Magna Carta tea rooms near by parking by the Thames River. Definitely worth a visit.
Written March 18, 2020
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Gabriella A
Cluj-Napoca, Romania226 contributions
It's worth visiting that area. A great reminder of the importance of democracy for us all. We take too many of its benefits for granted.
Written January 17, 2013
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Toryu
Reading, UK346 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
As a monument, this is a great example of a modern, American style approach.
However, it is hard to understand its relationship to the signing of the Magna Carta other than the writing saying it homages said event.
Written August 25, 2020
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Edward L
York, UK91 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
This is situated a huge open area. We parked on the Thames side, had lunch on the riverbank and then walked to the monument. Around a 5-10 minute walk. The monument was donated by the American Bar society, as such the monument does felt abit 'States-y' however it is set amongst alot of stately oaks, keeping the overall feel british. A great little spot, as it's free to enter and costs £1 an hour to park.
Written July 21, 2014
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revdmike
Chelmsford, UK264 contributions
Oct 2021
A most interesting place for anyone with an interest in our British history and the way democracy and 'bills of rights' came about around the world - particularly in the USA.

There is plenty of walking if you wish to visit each of the monuments that make up the site. However, each part has a something of interest.

The sculpture of a set of 12 chairs - The Jurors - is particularly poignant at this time. A place to definitely sit and reflect.

On the other side of the road from the site, the river flows serenely past some lovely country.

The NT café does a very good value cream tea when you are in need of refreshment.
Written October 10, 2021
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