Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Important notice -

Due to the recent wet weather, the countryside is very muddy in many places, so please wear suitable footwear. Our Memorial Car park closes 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Things to see and do 

Art at Runnymede

Runnymede Magna Carta memorial

Memorials 

Site of the sealing of Magna Carta 800 years ago in 1215, the meadows here are home to several memorials to the struggle for freedom.

Downloadable information

Langham Pond Runnymede

Visiting Runnymede: what you need to know 

We can't wait to welcome you.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Eating and shopping

Two takeaway cups of drink on the tea-room counter at East Riddlesden Hall

Magna Carta tea room

We're open daily 10am - 4pm, so stop by and warm up with a hot drinks, or maybe a treat or snack.

Two mirrors against a brick wall with some plants next to them

Treat yourself 

Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop. Your purchases and support enable us to continue to care for the nature, beauty and history we all miss.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Our work

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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Runnymede and Ankerwycke

History

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.