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Located on the east bank of the River Thames, roughly midway between Windsor and Staines-upon-Thames, Wraysbury is a quaint, historic village with There are a number of local shops located on its short High Street. The village boasts a park, including children’s playground which is a popular spot for dog-walkers and kite-flyers, and an abundance of wildlife and walking opportunities along the River Thames and the village’s various lakes and reservoirs.


The village is steeped in history. Wraysbury’s Magna Carta Island is one of the sites traditionally suggested for the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215, while, on the Ankerwycke estate, there are the ruins of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in the reign of King Henry II. One of the 50 oldest trees in the United Kingdom can be found here: at around 2000 years old, the Ankerwycke Yew dates from the Iron Age, and is so wide that you can fit a Mini Cooper behind its trunk and not see it from the other side. Local legend says that Anne Boleyn once sat under the tree, while residing at the Ankerwycke estate, but this has not been verified.


In June, Wraysbury holds its annual fete, where stands such as the local vintage and classic car clubs show off their members’ vehicles. There are activities for children and the tug-of-war held by the scouts, beavers and cubs, as well as the stands of local charities, the local school, usually giving out ice creams, and of course the church’s stands.


Wraysbury Cricket Club plays on the village green and played the MCC in 2009.

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