Magna Carta Monument
Magna Carta Monument
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Kat
Greater London, UK32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Disappointing. Given the historical significance of the Magna Carta as the first written constitution and bill of rights IN THE WORLD- it is sad to see such a poor presentation of this site by the National Trust\English Heritage. There is too much here about the American system - some 500+ years later. Not impressed - and not worth the trip. More should be done to educate and inform in terms of English history at such a significant place.
Written 16 August 2020
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Deborah G
Staines uk63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
Ive lived locally for years and never been ....Madness!!!! great bit if history.Magna Carta tea rooms near by parking by the Thames River. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 18 March 2020
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G1naM
United Kingdom366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
A lovely place to visit which is full of history. I parked at the NT car park snd strolled around the area. Lots to easy, easy walking although there are a few steps - worth a visit
Written 25 June 2022
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Gabriella A
Cluj-Napoca, Romania229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's worth visiting that area. A great reminder of the importance of democracy for us all. We take too many of its benefits for granted.
Written 17 January 2013
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Toryu
Reading, UK804 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
As a monument, this is a great example of a modern, American style approach.
However, it is hard to understand its relationship to the signing of the Magna Carta other than the writing saying it homages said event.
Written 25 August 2020
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Edward L
York, UK84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
This is situated a huge open area. We parked on the Thames side, had lunch on the riverbank and then walked to the monument. Around a 5-10 minute walk. The monument was donated by the American Bar society, as such the monument does felt abit 'States-y' however it is set amongst alot of stately oaks, keeping the overall feel british. A great little spot, as it's free to enter and costs £1 an hour to park.
Written 21 July 2014
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revdmike
Chelmsford, UK260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
A most interesting place for anyone with an interest in our British history and the way democracy and 'bills of rights' came about around the world - particularly in the USA.

There is plenty of walking if you wish to visit each of the monuments that make up the site. However, each part has a something of interest.

The sculpture of a set of 12 chairs - The Jurors - is particularly poignant at this time. A place to definitely sit and reflect.

On the other side of the road from the site, the river flows serenely past some lovely country.

The NT café does a very good value cream tea when you are in need of refreshment.
Written 10 October 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Its billed as the most significant event that has ever taken place in terms of human rights, law and order, freedom of speech etc that has been copied and followed all over the world. If that is even half true then it should be surrounded by tourists, pilgrimages and activists of all kind yet anyone hardly knows about it. So either its highly overrated in theory or massively underrated in reality.

Whatever is the case, its a lovely place that has river, meadows, greenery, memorials, modern art work and of course the history as an added flavour. If history is not your thing then you can simply walk around and enjoy the natural beauty of this posh, upper class wealthy Surrey countryside. Either way you'll have a great day.
Written 27 April 2021
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AllanJGJ
Wellington, New Zealand4,194 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
For such an important site it's surprising that this is the major monument to the signing of the Magna Carta - and that it was funded by the American Bar Association. Yes, it's surrounded by greenery and attractive enough, but surely English Heritage could find a funder for a serious interpretive centre? We were more attracted to the much smaller Victorian monument pointed out by the volunteer on duty, just near the carpark. Amazingly, I'm not even sure that it's mentioned in on the English Heritage website. The said volunteer was also able to give us a flier with information on 'the Jurors', the giant bronze in the middle of the field. Interesting enough but for the historians amongst us it's probably far too modern with it's earnest catalogue of human rights-type issues. Overall we found the whole site at Runnymede disappointing.
Written 6 November 2019
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chrishawes
Lowestoft, UK28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We made the 25 minute walk from our hotel to visit. If I am honest probably wish we hadn't. Took a photo read the information about the Magna Carta on the boards at the entrance. 25 minute walk back.
Written 26 August 2019
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