A small town, dominated by its university

Egham Travel Blog

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The North Tower of Founders, the first thing people see coming into Royal Holloway
Egham itself does not really have a lot to offer; its High Street is okay for those who live there but not particularly interesting for any outsiders. The thing that Egham is famous for is that the Magna Carta was signed here in 1215. The town only has a population of about 7000 but it is the location of Royal Holloway, which is part of the University of London and adds about 6500 students to the town during term time. Royal Holloway also offers what is probably Egham's main attraction, namely the Founders building. People like me who live in the area sometimes take their visitors to Royal Holloway to show them the Founders building. I also did my undergraduate degree there and the entire campus still feels like home to me in some ways. Although I never lived in Founders myself, its architechture still impresses me when I go back.

One funny thing is that the person who had Founders built wanted it to look like the typical kind of castle but when he arrived to take a look he said "more chimneys!" So Founders really has a LOT of chimneys, most of which are fake and do nothing. It's a nice building to go round in, even though it is a little run down in some places. Just make sure you don't get lost :)
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The North Tower of Founders, the f…
The North Tower of Founders, the …
The North tower of Founders buildi…
The North tower of Founders build…
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Matt in the entrance to the North …
Matt in the entrance to the North…
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Approaching Founders from the south
Approaching Founders from the south
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Founders building
Statue in Founders building
Statue in Founders building
Statue of Queen Victoria in Founde…
Statue of Queen Victoria in Found…
Dinging Hall in Founders building
Dinging Hall in Founders building
Windsor building, one of the most …
Windsor building, one of the most…
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