Runnymede National Trust
Runnymede National Trust
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • AlexPOxford_UK
    Oxford, United Kingdom144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good day out
    Very nicely maintained memorial. Although quite few visitors were there, it was clean and easily accessible. Before reaching the memorial we stopped at the Jurors where a wonderful NT volunteer explained the history of the Magna Carta and the artist's rationale for each of the 12 seats of the Jurors. The staff in the tearoom were amazing and very helpful in whatever we asked. The food and drink offers were standard NT level and they did not disappoint!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Christine S
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Better signage needed
    We initially stopped at the first car park which is not National Trust (not immediately obvious) - statue of Queen Elizabeth and nice walk around the park/along the Thames though, as well as adequate cafe at reasonable prices. Then realised there must be another site close by and drove a little distance further which does lead you to the NT property with ample parking. I advise anyone visiting to get your bearings (take a photo of the map there as the signage is not great). Area currently undergoing construction of a path. Would be a very good idea for NT to provide a leaflet/guide which could provide more context.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 July 2023
  • emuslushy
    London, United Kingdom398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full of History
    This area is absolutely full of history and is very understated, but in a really good way. First off the Magna Carta and JFK memorials, as well as The Jurors and Writ In Water. A lovely walk along the Thames - keep your eyes and ears peeled for birdlife. The NT staff member in the cafe was really helpful and very friendly. Coffee was very hot and tasty. There's also more in the area - the Pleasure Ground isn't NT and has a separate car park. Find the Ankerwycke Yew and priory ruins. NOTE - the NT staff members explained that even if you are a joint member, both scan your cards at the parking machine when getting free ticket (even though only one parking ticket needed) and this helps the funds of the NT at no cost to members.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 March 2024
  • Shirley E
    Dronfield, United Kingdom393 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice interesting walk
    The car park is small and can get busy. It’s a nice walk from the car park. There’s the Kennedy memorial (beware slippy steps in wet weather) and the Magna Carta memorial and also various interesting art installations. Nice little cafe with outdoor seating.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 10 April 2024
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Shirley E
Dronfield, UK393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The car park is small and can get busy. It’s a nice walk from the car park. There’s the Kennedy memorial (beware slippy steps in wet weather) and the Magna Carta memorial and also various interesting art installations.
Nice little cafe with outdoor seating.
Written 10 April 2024
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emuslushy
London, UK398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This area is absolutely full of history and is very understated, but in a really good way.

First off the Magna Carta and JFK memorials, as well as The Jurors and Writ In Water.

A lovely walk along the Thames - keep your eyes and ears peeled for birdlife.

The NT staff member in the cafe was really helpful and very friendly. Coffee was very hot and tasty.

There's also more in the area - the Pleasure Ground isn't NT and has a separate car park. Find the Ankerwycke Yew and priory ruins.

NOTE - the NT staff members explained that even if you are a joint member, both scan your cards at the parking machine when getting free ticket (even though only one parking ticket needed) and this helps the funds of the NT at no cost to members.
Written 13 March 2024
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sunrise99
Yorkshire418 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited here one fine Autumn day. We learnt lots of history. Unfortunately although we walked along some of the footpaths others were across fields that had been flooded.
Written 10 March 2024
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Lori M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Lots to experience by the river. Writ in Water, the Airforces Memorial, the site where the Magna Carta was signed, the JFK Memorial, chair and willow sculptures.
Written 8 January 2024
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Vironment
London, UK417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Interesting setting could be picturesque but for the main road. The Magna Carta monument provides a sense of history and it has other modern sculptures too
Written 8 December 2023
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kimrich100
Camberley, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Well I really did not expect this little walk to be so lovely , the sunny blue sky helped but will certainly to this walk as a regular as dogs very happy but Alan (National Trust Guide ) you made the day , the information / knowledge and positivity you gave us made the day … thank you 🙏
Written 15 October 2023
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kirstine2013
Albuquerque, NM802 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Delighted to visit this site although surprised that the memorial was only constructed in 1957 by the American Bar. I agree that signage to the to the memorial could be improved but lovely to dip into history.
Written 16 August 2023
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lamarbradley
Nashville, TN1,199 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Our guide pointed out this historic location on the return to London from Windsor castle. She did not stop the bus or allow us to exit and visit, but I appreciate her pointing out this historic site.
Written 14 August 2023
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Christine S
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We initially stopped at the first car park which is not National Trust (not immediately obvious) - statue of Queen Elizabeth and nice walk around the park/along the Thames though, as well as adequate cafe at reasonable prices.
Then realised there must be another site close by and drove a little distance further which does lead you to the NT property with ample parking.
I advise anyone visiting to get your bearings (take a photo of the map there as the signage is not great).
Area currently undergoing construction of a path.
Would be a very good idea for NT to provide a leaflet/guide which could provide more context.
Written 5 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AlexPOxford_UK
Oxford, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nicely maintained memorial. Although quite few visitors were there, it was clean and easily accessible.
Before reaching the memorial we stopped at the Jurors where a wonderful NT volunteer explained the history of the Magna Carta and the artist's rationale for each of the 12 seats of the Jurors.
The staff in the tearoom were amazing and very helpful in whatever we asked. The food and drink offers were standard NT level and they did not disappoint!
Written 2 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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