Just three miles south-east of Windsor, on the banks of the River Thames, is the famous meadow of Runnymede.
It was here in 1215 that King John sealed the Magna Carta. This charter established the principle of the constitutional monarchy and affirmed the individual’s right to justice and liberty.
The American constitution is based on the Magna Carta and to commemorate this the American Bar Association erected a memorial in 1957. This can be seen on the hillside overlooking the water meadows.
Nearby on an acre of ground given to the USA by Her Majesty The Queen is a memorial erected in 1965 to the memory of the assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
High on the hill is a memorial erected as a tribute to "the men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives in the Second World War and who have no known grave". There are 20,455 names recorded on the stone panels and courtyard.
This peaceful place offers magnificent views across the Thames Valley.
Ascot Racecourse has now reopened to the public following a £200 million redevelopment programme, the most extensive project of its type ever seen in Europe.
The racing calendar at Ascot does not begin and end with the five days of the Royal Meeting. There are usually more than a dozen other race days to enjoy including the prestigious De Beers Diamond Day in July, family days throughout the year with free entertainment and live music as well as seven winter jump meetings beginning in October.
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Set on the banks of the River Thames, just nine miles from Rashleighs, Windsor Racecourse is a 10-minute trip by river. French Brothers operate a water taxi service on race days, from Windsor Bridge. Boats start running 2 hours before the first race and finish approximately 40 minutes after the last race. This water taxi service costs £3 (one way) £5 (return). Children half price. Afternoon races from 1pm, evening race meetings from 5pm
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At Legoland, Windsor children aged 2 – 12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety.
Featuring more 50 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions and set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
Opening dates and times: March to October 2014 - 10am to 5pm, extending to 6pm during English school summer holidays. Please check Legoland’s website before visiting as there are some Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May and September when the Park is closed.
Location: Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 4AY. Follow brown signs from M4 J6, M3 J3 and M25 J13
Telephone 08705 040404