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Runnymede National Trust

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Address: Windsor Road, Egham SL4 2JL, England
Phone Number: (0)1784 432891
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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Peaceful birthplace of democracy

This is a beautiful and peaceful area of land near Windsor / Egham managed by the National Trust. It is where King John is believed to have signed the Magna Carta over 800 years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely place for relaxing or taking short walks on a summer day. Plenty of parking (free for National Trust members, otherwise it is pay and display). The historic significance makes it popular but some of the attractions are not that easy to spot. It's best to follow one of the marked trails - red, yellow or purple - which start... More 

Thank BackinBracknell
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting walk along the river and then cross the road to the memorials. Short drive to the Air Force memorial which had beautiful views. Nice little coffee shop. Place your NT card in car window for free parking. Quite steep steps to the JFK memorial.

Thank Mb4533
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful and peaceful area of land near Windsor / Egham managed by the National Trust. It is where King John is believed to have signed the Magna Carta over 800 years ago. There are 4 walks that you can do of various degrees in length. In each of the walks you can visit different memorials and places... More 

Thank quietman70
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Trust supervises a large park on both sides of the Thames, southwest of Heathrow Airport. It is rather hard to reach by public transport (bus 441 or 71 from Terminal 5, and be prepared to use your smartphone and walk a bit, as our bus driver didn't know about it or where it is). Of course, the big... More 

1 Thank Phil W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When my children were young we often went to Runnymede early on a Sunday Morning. We always had the place to ourselves. I love it as it is and shudder at the thought of anyone deciding to open a Magna Carta centre or make it more appealing to tourists. There is something wonderful about history being made in a field.... More 

1 Thank mochdredarli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to have afternoon tea after a walk though the Windsor Great Park. There is monument for the signing of the Magna Carta and some lovely parkland and views of the River Thames.

Thank Sukire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a serene place to visit. To see all those peoples' names on those walls -- not sure how to express the gratitude.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Kennedy War Memorial and ABA Magna Carta memorial. As National Trust Members we had free parking. The stroll to the memorials is easy enough, but is across a field, so not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties. Part way across is 'The Jurors' as artwork of 12 chairs - interesting enough. The walk up to... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Runnymede itself is a nice enough place to visit. The cafe though is very uninspiring and needs a rethink. The place is clean enough and the staff pleasant, but the scones were so dry that without a drink it would have been impossible to get them down! With the historic name of Runnymede, the National Trust should make this cafe... More 

Thank Lindylou146
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit. Typical national trust. Nice place to walk around but beware if you have mobility problems as it is quite rough to walk around. However it is a beautiful place to walk around.

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