Runnymede 45 minute round trip

Board the '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 Runnymede Boathouse or Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. Although we recommend the Runnymede boathouse for less able bodied groups.

Please note for 2021 season:
  • Owing to reduced boat capacity (social distancing) and to allow adequate cleaning time, this is no longer a "hop-on hop-off" service. Passengers can either travel out and back from Runnymede boathouse or Runnymede pleasure grounds.

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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

Apr 12th Apr 18th Daily 11.00 - 17.00
Apr 19th Apr 30th *Weekends only 11.00 - 17.00
May 1st Sep 26th Daily 11.00 - 17.00

Departures from the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds

Apr 12th Apr 18th Daily 11.30 - 16.30
Apr 19th Apr 30th *Weekends only 11.30 - 16.30
May 1st Sep 26th Daily 11.30 - 16.30

*Also on BANK HOLIDAYS during this period

ADDITIONAL SAILINGS - The last trip of the day may be later, subject to demand.


TicketOn The DayOnline
Child (3 to 13)£6.00£5.60
Senior (65+)£8.30£8.20
Family (2 adults 2 children)£24.00£22.40
Family (2 adults 3 children)£27.00£25.20

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:: FAQ's
  • This is sold as an 'OPEN TICKET' which is valid for any 45 minute sailing on the day. This means you are unable to book a specific time.
  • Infants under the age of 3 travel for free.
  • For the purpose of ticketing a senior citizen is considered to be 65+.
  • Friendly well behaved dogs are welcome aboard this trip and travel free of charge.

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.

"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.