<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Runnymede the Location







North-west Surrey some twenty miles south-west of Central London.

Runnymede has three main towns:

Chertsey 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 scheme.

Egham 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 pedestrianised centre.

Addlestone 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.