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Egham: the site of the Magna Carta

Egham is steeped in history. The village sits on the doorstep of the site where King John sealed the Magna Carta all the way back in 1215. Today, you'll find a memorial for the Magna Carta on the Runnymede Meadows by the River Thames. But that's not all Egham has to offer. This unassuming little town has its own museum showcasing local history, a vibrant and quirky high street, and more than its fair share of cosy pubs and tea shops.

Explore the natural beauty of Runnymede

While you're in Egham, make sure you spend some time in neighbouring Runnymede. This water-meadow, a short walk from the centre of Egham, boasts a stunning array of flora and fauna, as well as a tranquil riverside with plenty of picnic spots. And with the National Trust managing the area, there's plenty to do and see - from art installations and ancient ruins to woodland walks and nature trails.

A royal treat in Windsor

Visitors flock to Windsor every year to view the splendour of the royal castle. But the town has a whole lot more to offer along with its royal heritage. Admire the Gothic architecture of the 14th century St George's Chapel, and be sure to visit the Fudge Kitchen, where you can watch the staff work their magic - and even do a bit of taste testing, too. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Egham? Travelodge Egham is your best bet, offering accommodation at the heart of the village. Or try Travelodge Staines, less than 10 minutes away by car and easily accessible by train.