Reigate Fort
Reigate Fort
A Victorian-era fort on top of Reigate Hill, affording wonderful views over the Weald. The fort was built in 1898 as part of an effort to defend the approaches to London from the perceived threat of a French invasion.

Reigate Fort was intended as a 'Mobilisation Centre' to gather troops and supplies for the defence of the North Downs, rather than a regular defensive structure. Among the military buildings on show are the Tool Store, where tools used in trench warfare were stored.

Here you would find shovels, pickaxes, barbed wire, saws, and axes. The Magazine held artillery and small arms ammunition. The underground Casemate also stored trench warfare tools and was probably intended for use as a war room for coordinating defensive efforts.

Guided tours show what life was like for the soldiers stationed here.