Six Magna Carta tourist trails launched

Six Magna Carta tourist trails launched Six Magna Carta tourist trails launched
The story of Magna Carta is being promoted throughout the tourism sector in 2015, including the launch of new Magna Carta trails which take in key tourist destinations, such as the British Library, cathedrals in Lincoln, Salisbury and Durham, and small towns and villages that all played an important role in securing Magna Carta almost 800 years ago.

As well as enshrining the rule of law and limiting authoritarian rule in England in the 1200s, Magna Carta has over the centuries influenced constitutional thinking worldwide.

A new website provides visitors with information about the range of towns and locations across the country associated with Magna Carta and six new geographic tourist trails, each covering different aspects of the Magna Carta story to provide visitors with two- to three-day itineraries. The trails are designed to be self-guided, but tour operators can also book elements of the trails for incoming visitors.

Radisson Blu Edwardian is the official hotel partner to the Magna Carta 800th Committee and is providing special rates for visitors during the anniversary year.

The trails include: London to Windsor - 4 days; Salisbury and Wiltshire - 2 days; cathedral cities of the north - 3 days; Kent and East Sussex-  3 days; East of England - 2 days; and heart of England - 3 days.

“We are keen to encourage visitors and all those interested in England’s heritage to visit the many sites associated with Magna Carta,” says Robert Worcester, chair of the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary Committee. This website and the suggested trails will be an invaluable source for everyone. They will be handy guides for the thousands of visitors who will converge on England from around the world next summer, wishing to explore the areas which are part of the Magna Carta story.”

The trails are designed to encourage domestic and international visitors to join the commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta on 15 June 2015 at Runnymede and other locations.