North-west Surrey some twenty miles south-west of Central London.
Runnymede has three main towns:
is a historic town which
had a famous abbey dating from Saxon times. It is now a thriving modern business
centre yet retains its historic character and has benefitted from a recent enhancement
lies close to the historic
Runnymede Meadow site of the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215. Several high
specification modern office developments have been built around its attractive
is the Borough's youngest
centre, having only grown into a town in the 19th century. It is now a busy
commercial centre and home to Runnymede Borough Council.
The Borough also contains a number of smaller villages and suburban centres
including Virginia Water, Thorpe, Englefield Green, Woodham, New Haw, Ottershaw,
The Hythe and Lyne. The River Thames and River Wey form Runnymede's northern
and eastern boundaries. In the north-west the Borough contains part of Windsor
Great Park, to the west it reaches the edge of Chobham Common. Nearby towns
include Staines, Windsor, Weybridge and Woking.