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Runnymede National Trust

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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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Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England
+44 1784 432891
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All reviews national trust kennedy memorial the river magna carta car park american bar paddling pool scones air forces memorial king john plenty of parking boat trip tea room lovely place lovely walk steeped in history moving experience
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This magnificent memorial to all British and Commonwealth airmen who were killed in WW2, and who have no known grave, bears over 22,000 names. It is a serene spot of great peace and tranquility with many personal messages of tribute from friends and relatives of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roger H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of a silly question perhaps because of course the Magna Carta was signed in a field (may even have been muddy at the time) so it could be said to be very authentic. On the other hand, I didn’t come away from my visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tea and cakes were OK. Standards of cleanliness fell well short of NT standards. Spoons and teapots were tea-stained. Disappointing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alkm1
Reviewed 16 November 2018

A great place to wander around. You can enjoy the river, the monuments and the public art. National trust car park. I don't recommend the cafe.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We made an impromptu stop with a friend visiting from Scotland, as we'd had lunch quite nearby. I have driven past this spot so many times over the years, gazing from afar and even stopped in the car park. Yet, I had not appreciated the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We know that visitors to Runnymede often find that its heritage seems so hard to uncover. The landscape is the memorial, but visitors need help to read it; to reveal the stories it tells. We have very recently been awarded...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful monument in the forest of the green, nice for a weekend stroll. The place it a little bit abandoned but other than that good experience

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank GGaitan
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Interesting - and rather unusual. The outside, which is made from very poor quality concrete and seems to be falling apart, does not do justice to the inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We really enjoyed relaxing for an hour or so, feeding the birds and enjoying the great views along the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarissaInspired
Reviewed 7 October 2018

All of the internationally significant monuments at this important location are well worth a visit. The new, controversial, rather stark, Writ in Water monument is striking and thought provoking. All of the monuments are in pleasant and mainly peaceful settings, apart from the incessant traffic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve S
Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Steve, Thank you for your feedback- we’re glad you enjoyed visiting our new public artwork Writ in Water. In terms of access to the monuments, we have recently received Heritage Lottery funding for the Runnymede Explored appeal, which aims to redevelop the site over...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

Historically, the site of the signing of Magna Carta is of huge significance. However, despite this & the beauty of the Thames here, the site is unkempt & badly maintained with much damage to the memorials. It should be much better looked after

Date of experience: September 2018
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I can’t 100% remember but cash is yes and if you can’t pay be card it will be by phone.
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Thanks Dave, that sounds perfectly doable for us. Thanks for the advice on the leaflet. Appreciate your prompt response.