Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open, no booking needed. Memorial Car park closes at 5pm, last entry 4pm. Riverside car park closes at 7pm, last entry 5pm.

Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta

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Things to see and do 

A family on Runnymede's spring trail

Tree stumps trail

29th May-30th June: Become a tree expert by finding all the hidden stumps around Runnymede. Explore Runnymede and learn about tree secrets right on your doorstep. Pick up your copy from the Magna Carta tearoom or our property office. £1.50 per trail sheet.

Runnymede Forest of Memories 

National Trust at Runnymede supports the National Day of Reflection and The Forest of Memories.

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.

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Eating and shopping

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

Magna Carta tea room

The Magna Carta tea-room has reopened on weekends only and will remain closed during the week. Stop by for takeaway hot and cold drinks and snacks.

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.

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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.