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Ten Things to do near The Runnymede

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1.  Magna Carta Country

The Magna Carta Memorial is only a 25-35 minute walk along the river; on the way, you can visit the statue of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which was unveiled during the 800th Magna Carta celebrations in 2015. The historical runnymede meadows are also home to the JFK memorial, and more recently the Jurors artwork.

2. The Royal Air Force Memorial

The Air Forces Memorial is dedicated to some 20,456 men and women who lost their lives in World War II. The tower of the building provides visitors with views of Windsor Castle, Runnymede and the seven surrounding counties.

3. Windsor Castle 

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world and gives visitors the opportunity to see a wealth of exhibitions, beautiful gardens and guided tours.

4. Windsor Town Centre

Windsor has many exciting shops, an abundance of restaurants, bars and art boutiques open 7 days a week.

5. Theatre Royal Windsor

Nestled in the shadow of Windsor Castle, the Theatre Royal in Windsor holds an array of productions all year round ranging from the classics and traditional pantomime to debut productions of new work some of which subsequently transferred to the West End.

4. Fun on the river

Hop on board one of the Duck Tours or French Brothers regular boat trips around Windsor; it’s a great way to see and learn more about the historical area.

5. Windsor Great Park

The Great Park is set in 5,000 acres of Surrey and Berkshire’s countryside stretching from Windsor Castle to the north and Ascot to the south. With its varied landscape and sweeping deer lawns, woods, coverts and huge solitary ancient oaks, the park is full of wildlife for visitors to enjoy.

8. Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is the nation’s Thrill Capital, with some of Europe’s most extreme roller coasters and rides.

9. Ascot Racecourse

Over the past 300 years, Royal Ascot has established itself as a national institution and the centrepiece of the British social calendar as well as being the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.

10. Eton College

Explore the halls of one of the most exclusive educational establishments in the world. With 19 former British Prime Ministers numbered among the former pupils, there are few other educational establishments in the UK as steeped in tradition and history as Eton College.

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