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Runnymede is an historic location of meadows and woodland, that's positioned in the County of Surrey. Close by the River Thames snakes its way through rich green countryside and water meadows. The area is steeped in history from King Alfred the Great's time when the ancient Witan Council used to meet here, to the famous signing of the Magna Carta. At the time of King John the influential Barons revolted against the King after several mistakes were encountered with his policies with very high taxes and unreasonable demands. It was decided, eventually, that the Charter was necessary in order to take some of the Monarch's control away and rights be given to the people. A large crowd gathered at Runnymede, Barons, Courtiers, King John and his entourage, and even the Arch Bishop of Canterbury was there in the Summer of 1215. There are four remaining copies of the Charta, which was originally written in Latin, it was the first constitutional document signed, and the base of our laws and constitution today. Runnymede is also renowned for its monuments that commemorate J.F. Kennedy, the US President who was brutally murdered in the 1960's, and, on top of the hill the memorial to the Air forces of the Allied Forces who perished in WWII.

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The Runnymede-on-Thames (0.05 miles)

The Runnymede-on-Thames

the runnymede-on-thames is 4 Star luxury, privately owned hotel, located 5 miles from Windsor and 7 miles from Heathrow, on the banks of the River Thames. It is ideally situated for exploring the tourist ... More | visit website


Wraysbury Hall (0.15 miles)

Wraysbury Hall
This property is an elegantly restored and extended Jacobean style manor house set amongst 4.5 acres of private landscaped gardens, with exclusive frontage to the River Thames. ... More
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Swan Hotel (1.08 miles)

Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel in Staines has a wonderful location, overlooking the River Thames. All of it's 11 bedrooms have recently been refurbished to a very high standard and are in ... More

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Travelodge Staines (1.08 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Thames Lodge Hotel (1.36 miles)

Thames Lodge Hotel

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Well situated in Staines, on the banks of the River Thames, the hotel is popular with both business and leisure guests with a modern bar and restaurant overlooking the river. This Mercure ... More

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Great Fosters (1.56 miles)

Great Fosters

Gracing an estate of more than fifty acres in what was once the heart of Royal Windsor Forest in Surrey, Great Fosters is the most distinguished of hotels a Grade One listed building blessed ... More | visit website

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Beaumont House (1.72 miles)

Beaumont House

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Beaumont House conference centre, part of the Principal-Hayley Group, covers a 40-acre site in a fantastic location, only an 8-minute drive from the centre of Windsor. This is an ideal base for ... More

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Beaumont House (1.81 miles)

Beaumont House

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Nestled in 40 acres of sprawling, landscaped gardens lies Beaumont House, part of Beaumont Estate. Perched on the Berkshire/Surrey border in Old Windsor the local transport links and proximity to ... More

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Laburnum Lodge (2.13 miles)

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Laburnum Lodge is an established, friendly, family run B&B specialising in quality accommodation with that personal touch.When you stay at Laburnum lodge, you will see that our guest accommodation has ... More

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Albany House (2.16 miles)

Albany House
Friendly family owned & run B&B. Free parking. Free WiFi. Full English breakfast is included within the price and is served between 7.30 & 9am. Two bathrooms shared between three guest rooms - the bathrooms ... More | visit website

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