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Group visits to Runnymede and Ankerwycke

Visitors walking along the family trail at Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire
Group of visitors at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Runnymede and Ankerwycke is the perfect place for your group outing. Enjoy a walk through the woodland and meadows at this peaceful haven in the country. Spot wildlife near the ponds and the ancient Ankerwycke yew tree alongside the River Thames. Relax in the Magna Carta tea-room with refreshments after exploring the estate.

Group visit information

Whether you’re interested in art, nature or political history, Runnymede is an ideal place for group visits. Your group or coach party can have the best possible day out by arranging everything with us before you travel.

A range of visiting options

There's plenty to see and do at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, ranging from a short one-hour visit to the memorials to a longer walk through the countryside.

Parking for coaches

Please contact us to reserve a space for a coach or minibus, especially during busier school holidays and bank holiday weekends. If you book a space we can guarantee that you will have a reserved spot ready for your arrival.

Parking for coaches and minibuses is £5/hr or £10/day. Education group members park for free.

Visitor relaxing beside the Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey.
Visitor relaxing beside the Kennedy Memorial at Runnymede, Surrey. | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Treat yourself

Stay and enjoy refreshments during your visit a the Magna Carta tea-room. We serve a range of food including sandwiches, scones and cakes. A variety of hot and cold drinks are also available.

Please let us know if your group would like to use the tea-room and we can make all the arrangements for you.

Visitors taking part in a guided walk around Tarn Hows, Cumbria
Visitors taking part in a guided walk at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Further information

Before you book please take note of the options you might like to include for your group.

  • Reserve your coach or minibus parking spot.
  • Request the use of the Magna Carta tea-room.
  • Advanced booking is strongly advised.

How to book

Please contact us to book your tour or to find out more information.
Email the team:
Or phone us on: 01784 432891

A young girl with a dog exploring the Magna Carta Memorial, Runnymede, Surrey, showing the inscription 'To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of freedom under law'. The memorial marks the spot where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215.

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Find out how to get to Runnymede and Ankerwycke, where to park, the things to see and do and more.

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