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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG, England
+44 1784 432891
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank CarissaInspired
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Steve S
Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Runnymede National Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice stop off on a long bike ride. Gorgeous views and a safe place. We stopped off at the cafe as well and had a bite to eat. A little pricey but it goes towards maintaining the site.

Thank mehmetkhan
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Thank James H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Local to me, a peaceful place to visit, with views over Windsor and London. This is a memorial, so young children may get bored or want to run a round, This would not be appropriate behavior

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Faith F
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Portley11
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

Reviewed 17 August 2018

A short walk in the park to see the memorial and then cross the raod to watch the boats on the Thames. one hour should be enough unless you want to make a day of it and have a picnic.

Thank bougivalbob
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
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.