Group visits to Runnymede and Ankerwycke
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.
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.
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 NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.
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.
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
With riverside walks and open meadows, art installations inspired by history, and a series of moving memorials, there’s lots to see and do at Runnymede and Ankerwycke.
Over 800 years ago, the famous Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymede, marking an important moment in the history of British law and liberty.
Twelve intricately carved bronze chairs celebrate the endurance of Magna Carta at Runnymede. Discover the artwork and its inspiration here.
Reflect upon the history of Runnymede inside this immersive architectural installation, which celebrates the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede over 800 years ago.
If you’re planning educational group visits to National Trust places, then you could benefit from education group membership, giving you free admission for a year.
If you're travelling to the UK from overseas this year, buy a National Trust Touring Pass for entry to more than 300 places in our care. With 7-day and 14-day options available, the pass can be tailored to fit your trip. Discover where you can visit with the Touring Pass and how to buy yours.
Visiting us with a group? Then our answers to your frequently asked questions might help with any question you may have.