Runnymede 45 minute round trip

Dont miss out on the opportunity to visit Runnymede in 2015 as the World celebrates the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

Board newly refurbished 'Lucy Fisher', a replica of a Victorian paddle steamer at the Runnymede Boathouse and cruise upstream to the Bells of Ouzeley, which is featured in Jerome K. Jerome's "Three Men in a Boat".

Here the boat turns, heading downstream passing the Memorials, and onto the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds where the boat stops for 5 minutes so that passengers may embark or disembark making the trip ideal for families who like to picnic.

Excellent for those who would like this more 'traditional' boat. The length of the trip also makes it perfect for children and the level landing stages and easy access to the boat makes this an ideal trip for those people with disabilities.

This trip can be boarded at either the The Runnymede Boathouse or Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. Although we recommend the Runnymede boathouse for less able bodied groups.

Parking (Runnymede Boathouse): Please park in the National Trust car park adjacent to Runnymede boatyard and obtain a pay & display ticket from the machine.

Sailing Times

Departures from the Runnymede Boathouse

March 28th April 19th Daily 11.00 - 16.00
April 20th May 22nd * Weekends only 11.00 - 17.00
May 23rd Sep 6th Daily 11.00 - 17.00
Sep 7th Oct 4th Weekends only 11.00 - 16.00

Departures from the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

March 28th April 19th Daily 11.30 - 15.30
April 20th May 22nd * Weekends only 11.30 - 16.30
May 23rd Sep 6th Daily 11.30 - 16.30
Sep 7th Oct 4th Weekends only 11.30 - 15.30
* Also on bank holidays during this period


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Family (2 adults 2 children)£18.65£16.40
Family (2 adults 3 children)£20.90£18.40

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Runnymede - The birthplace of modern democracy.

In 1215, King John came to Runnymede in order to place his seal on the Magna Carta. This has proven to be one of the most significant events in history. Many of the World's constitutions have been based on this historic document, including the United States of America.

In 2015 the world celebrates its 800th anniversary.

"Special Magna Carta Commentary"

There are 3 memorials to see as well as many other points of interest - all will be highlighted in a special commentary.

The Magna Carta memorial

The Magna Carta

Inscribed "To commemorate Magna Carta, symbol of Freedom Under Law" Unveiled on 18th July 1957 and created by the American Bar Association

The National Trust

In association with The National Trust at Runnymede.