National Trust Runnymede

Type:Historic Site

Runnymede Estate Office, North Lodge, Windsor Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JL
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National Trust Runnymede: Writ in Water by Mark Wallinger

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Seen by many as the birthplace of modern democracy, this picturesque open landscape beside the Thames was witness to King John's historic sealing of the Magna Carta on 15 June 1215.

Today Runnymede is the perfect place to relax outdoors, or to pause and reflect on the history of the struggle for freedom. As well as a monument to the democratic legacy of the Magna Carta, you'll find further memorials to John F. Kennedy and the Commonwealth Air Forces.

There are two art installations to be discovered in the meadows. The Jurors by Hew Locke is a collection of 12 bronze chairs sat in the meadow.

Writ in Water is a major architectural artwork by Mark Wallinger, in collaboration with Studio Octopi.

Runnymede in Sound

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