Things to see and do in Reigate
The market town of Reigate has a good selection of shops, pubs, and places to eat, and some very interesting historic buildings and is served by several of our bus routes.
Much of the town centre is designated a Conservation Area.
The iconic Old Town Hall, dating from 1708, stands prominently at one end of the High Street, on the site of the original market place.
Reigate Castle was demolished in 1648, but some of the building remains today, and the castle grounds form an attractive public park.
The man-made ‘Reigate Caves’, beneath the castle, were excavated to connect the Castle Keep with the town below and Reigate Castle Tunnel, constructed under the castle grounds in 1823, is believed to be Europe’s first road tunnel.
A short walk from the town centre is the 13th century Reigate Priory. The Grade I listed building, with its elegant Palladian façade, now houses Reigate Priory Museum with a collection of local artifacts and period costumes displayed in atmospheric settings. The Priory stands in the picturesque 200-acres of Priory Park, with stunning views of the North Downs as a backdrop.