Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Important notice -

In line with government guidance we are open for local visitors, no need to book. We ask visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe. Car park closes at 6pm.

Riverside site of the sealing of Magna Carta

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Things to see and do 

A family on Runnymede's spring trail

Spring trail

Step outside for a spring adventure here at Runnymede. Pick up your trail from the tea-room or a member of staff, £1.50 per trail.

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.

Runnymede and Ankerwycke

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.

Bring some character to your garden with our range of garden decor, available on the online shop

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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Our work

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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.