Sample over 800 years of Surrey’s history

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Come and discover Surrey’s history, from the internationally-know Runnymede to Clandon Park with its beautiful marble hall and Maori meeting house.

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The sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 is where the medieval barons met with King John, resulting in a change to the monarch’s powers. Today the open meadows at Runnymede are a great historic site to reflect on this point in history. 

Further along the river is the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, which celebrates its 500-year anniversary in 2015. Henry VIII’s favourite palace, visitors can explore gardens, kitchens, bedchambers and even a maze. 

Set in the Surrey Hills is Clandon Park. Built in 1720, this historic house was designed by a Venetian architect and has a huge and spectacular marble hall. In the grounds stands Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house. The only Maori meeting house in the UK, she was brought to England after 1880. 

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