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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
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Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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
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
A lovely spot by the Thames with much history to explore and ponder. Each memorial is interesting for different reasons, and worth looking at. I rather liked the simplicity of 'Writ in Water' and the landscaping for the Kennedy Memorial. Making the effort to walk...More
Driven past the site many many times but never stopped until today. Beautiful day and we took the dog. Lovely walk up to the JFK memorial and gorgeous views of the river from the top, where we stopped for a picnic. The manga carts memorial...More
There are now 4 memorials on The Medes. Magna Carta, John F Kennedy,The Jurors and the recently built Writ in Water.
The Magna Carta is beautifully laid out.
The John F Kennedy is BEAUTIFUL, with 50 steps lined with lovely trees. The stone is plain...More
Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018
Thank you for your review, we're glad to heat that you enjoyed your visit. Just to make you aware, Writ in Water was paid for using a combination of private and public funders, including: Arts Council England Exceptional Award, the Art Fund, the Sigrid Rausing...More
We visited primarily to see the main Runnymede Memorial, cited as the 'birthplace of democracy', so although the monument itself is not large and quite simple in design, it is a wonderful place for a few contemplative moments.
The main monument is set in a...More