Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Important notice -

In line with government guidance, our countryside space is open for local visitors to access for walks. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. Car park last entry 3:30pm, locked at 4pm. Tea-room closed.

Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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Blue tit on a hazel tree

freeSong by Mike Roberts 

Composer, musician and sound artist Mike Roberts is currently the artist in residence for the Runnymede Explored project. The enforced pause during lockdown provided an opportunity for him to record uninterrupted birdsong on site at Runnymede. Explore the installation virtually here.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke


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Runnymede, Surrey

Why was Magna Carta sealed at Runnymede? 

Runnymede – from Old English runieg (council island) and mede (meadow) – was the location for the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John on the fifteenth of June 1215, with the 1225 version becoming the definitive version.