Local area

Royal Holloway is based in Egham, 20 miles south-west of central London and 40 minutes by train from Waterloo. The university is about fifteen minutes’ walk from the station; maps to and of the campus can be found on the university website.

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The local area is of some historic significance: Egham appears in the Domesday book and in 1215, the Magna Carta was signed just down the road in Runnymede, an area now administered by the National Trust. A small museum on the high street records the history of Egham and the local area.

Windsor Great Park is also nearby. A large area of gardens and green space, the park also incorporates Virginia Water (a man-made lake dating from the eighteenth century), and provides a perfect setting for cycling, walking or morning runs. Through the park, Eton College can be visited on guided tours throughout the summer.

Click here to download a more complete list of places to visit in the local area (Word format).

Click here to download a sheet of trivia on the history of Egham and its surroundings (Word format).

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