Runnymede - National Trust

Runnymede - National Trust
Runnymede Estate Office
North Lodge
Windsor Road
Old Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 2JL
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/runnymede

E-mail

runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01784 432891

Fax

01784 479007

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
View of the Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey.

Riverside site of the sealing of the Magna Carta.
Runnymede's diverse natural landscapes provide a backdrop for its unique history. The ancient "meeting meadow" witnessed King John's sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215. This charter has informed democratic constitutions around the world to this day.

This fine river landscape, together with the magnificent views from Cooper's Hill and the various memorials at Runnymede, including the John F Kennedy memorial and the Air Force Memorial, helps us consider important moments in our history and their meaning today. Our beautiful countryside provides the perfect setting in which to remember and reflect, or enjoy as the mood takes you.

Just across the river, you can escape from the traffic, noise and crowds at Ankerwycke - where you'll find the ruins of the Benedictine priory and a 2.500-year-old Yew tree. It's off the beaten track and there's no grand car park - but if you're happy to forgo these amenities, you'll discover a hidden gem.

On the 15th of June 2015 the world will turn its eyes to Runnymede. The Magna Carta Foundation of Liberty will be a key international occasion combined with a celebration of liberty and freedom. For further information, please visit http://www.visitsurrey.com/magna-carta

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Environmental or ecological centre, Festivals

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Please check prior to visiting.

Discounts

  • National Trust
Getting there

By train:
Egham train station is the nearest station to the National Trust Runnymede / Magna Carta Memorial. To plan a train journey please use the National Rail journey planner.

Take First 71 bus from Egham High Street or Church Street towards Slough. Alight at "Old Windsor - Bells of Ouzeley" stop (Travel time: about 15-20 min.). Walk back along A308 towards Egham for 1/4 mile.

From Heathrow:
You can take the underground from Terminal 1-3 to Hatton Cross, take 490 bus from there to Feltham, then National Rail to Egham. However, the 71 bus from terminal 5 takes you directly to Old Windsor and it is cheaper.

By road:
Post code for satellite navigation: SL4 2JL

From Egham:
Take the exit onto Windsor Rd./ A308 at Runnymede Roundabout. Drive along the river for about 1.5 miles to Runnymede Estate Office, Tea Room/Memorials car park.

Getting there

By train:
Egham train station is the nearest station to the National Trust Runnymede / Magna Carta Memorial. To plan a train journey please use the National Rail journey planner.

Take First 71 bus from Egham High Street or Church Street towards Slough. Alight at "Old Windsor - Bells of Ouzeley" stop (Travel time: about 15-20 min.). Walk back along A308 towards Egham for 1/4 mile.

From Heathrow:
You can take the underground from Terminal 1-3 to Hatton Cross, take 490 bus from there to Feltham, then National Rail to Egham. However, the 71 bus from terminal 5 takes you directly to Old Windsor and it is cheaper.

By road:
Post code for satellite navigation: SL4 2JL

From Egham:
Take the exit onto Windsor Rd./ A308 at Runnymede Roundabout. Drive along the river for about 1.5 miles to Runnymede Estate Office, Tea Room/Memorials car park.

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