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Things to do in Egham, Surrey

Egham - A busy coaching town in the 18th and 19th centuries, the town is now by-passed by heavy traffic and this, together with the recently pedestrianised town centre, makes it a favourite shopping place.

On its outskirts is the huge and ornate Royal Holloway building, modelled on the French chateau de Chambord. Built for the Victorian philanthropist, Thomas Holloway, as a college for women it was opened by Queen Victoria in 1886 and contains an excellent small art gallery which can be visited by prior appointment.

There are two special memorials at Runnymede Meadow: The Magna Carta Memorial, erected by the American Bar Association to commemorate the sealing of the Magna Carta's 750th Anniversary; and the John F Kennedy Memorial, an acre of land which was given to the people of America in memory of President John F. Kennedy.

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