Magna Carta anniversary 2015

History of Magna Carta

The Magna Carta, which can be loosely translated to the “Great Charter”, was officially signed in June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John. Widely regarded as one of the most important documents ever compiled in the United Kingdom, it was specifically written to stop King John abusing his power at the expense of the British people.


The Magna Carta was signed in Runnymede near to Windsor Castle and set out a series of laws which abided by the principles of honesty and fairness. One such law documented in the Magna Carta was that everyone shall have access to courts and that costs and money should not be an issue if someone wanted to take a problem to the law courts.

Although only 3 of the 63 clauses in the Magna Carta are used today, its significance and implications for countries across the globe cannot be underestimated.


Magna Carta 800th anniversary

Magna Carta memorial

Next year marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and celebrations are set to take place from June to September 2015 in Runnymede and across the country. The four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta will be displayed at the British Museum and will be examined by leading experts. Additionally, a number of events will take place between Windsor and Staines upon Thames and a Bell Ringing day is scheduled for Sunday 14th June 2015 to commemorate the signing.                                          

The legal world will also be joining in the celebrations. The American Bar Association will host a series of educational programs and plenary sessions featuring preeminent speakers. The events will take place in London between June 11-14 2015.



Wraysbury Hall, 1 bed

Unsurprisingly demand for accommodation near Runnymede in 2015 is high, so booking in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Clarendon offers 1,2 and 3 bedroom serviced apartments in Wraysbury Hall, Staines which are only a 5-10 minute drive from the Magna Carta monument in Runnymede.


As you can see from the map, the Magna Carta monument is within touching distance of Clarendon Wraysbury Hall!




















What makes Clarendon Wraysbury Hall unique is the wide range of accommodation choice that is on offer. The 1 beds are perfect for couples and the two and three beds are ideal for families. What’s more Wraysbury Hall is a beautifully restored Jacobean-style manor house set amongst 4.5 acres of regal landscaped gardens, with a privileged frontage to the River Thames. The vast land surrounding the property will keep both the kids and pets happy! Additionally, free parking is provided as standard so you are more than welcome to bring your car!


Another added benefit of Wraysbury Hall is the excellent transport links that are nearby. The M25 motorway, which connects to London is only a two minute drive away and Staines train station is 5 minutes away. A regular service to London Waterloo is provided from Staines train station (35-40 minutes).

Looking more closely at the apartments, they all come equipped with the following facilities:







If you would like to find out further information about our apartments or make a booking please contact our reservations team on 01784 489200 (option 1) or email: Don’t delay, book today!