Visit the National Trust at Runnymede and you can walk in the footsteps of kings through historic meadows, thought to be the site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215.
Situated next to the Thames in wide open countryside and woodland, it’s a green oasis just a stone’s throw from Windsor and the outskirts of London.
Just 2 minutes away from junction 13 of the M25, it’s the perfect place to stop off for a rest and a visit, whether it’s lunch at the Magna Carta tea-room or a whole day out. A warm on-board coach welcome by a member of our National Trust staff is available on request. We’re open 363 days per year, closing only on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For groups of 15 people or more, we can provide a special guided tour by pre-arrangement. Lasting around an hour, the tour incorporates the history of Magna Carta and the JFK and Magna Carta memorials along with The Jurors artwork and Writ in Water, a recently opened public artwork piece by artist Mark Wallinger. Tours cost £6 per person and booking is essential. Tours can be tailored to suit the group.
There’s no admission charge to visit Runnymede, but parking for is £5/hr or £10/day. There’s plenty of coach parking available; advance booking during busy times in the summer months is recommended.
And no visit is complete without a visit to the Magna Carta tea-room for hot lunches, sandwiches, cakes and bakes and cooling ice-creams. We have vegetarian options and children’s portions available and the tea-room is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.
It’s an exciting time for Runnymede, having just received support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund of £1.6 million to transform the way in which visitors experience the site over the next 5 years.