Things to see & do

A few of our seasonal favourites

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Visit Reigate Fort

Formidable access to Reigate Fort

Formidable access to Reigate Fort

Reigate Fort was built in 1898; one of thirteen which ran along the North Downs to Essex and built to protect London from an attack by the French. It was built as a mobilisation centre, holding cutting tools for clearing trees and digging tools for entrenching.

The fort is open every day for you to look around. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead because sheep graze freely.

Stone Circle at Gatton Park

Discover the Stone Circle at Gatton Park and read the interesting inscriptions. These were placed by the Jerusalem Trust to commemorate the turn of the millennium and each stone represents a 200 year time period.

Our woolly lawnmowers

Belted Galloway cattle quietly grazing, Denbies Hillside, Surrey

Belted Galloway cattle graze here. They help to maintain the chalk downland which is home to a great variety of plants, including orchids, and wildlife such as the silver skipper and Chalkhill blue butterflies.

The Inglis Memorial

The Inglis Memorial was donated to the Borough of Reigate in 1909, by Lieutenant Colonel Sir Robert William Inglis VC. It was built as a drinking fountain for horses on the original main route over Reigate Hill.

B-17 (Flying Fortress) crash site

On Monday 19 March 1945, an American B-17 (Flying Fortress) crashed into the side of Reigate Hill. The clearing in the trees created by the plane is still evident and there is a memorial bench to the nine men who lost their lives.

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