History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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.
About Reigate Fort
Address: Reigate Hill, Reigate, Surrey, England
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: The fort is located on the summit of Reigate Hill, on the course of the North Downs Way. Free parking on Wray Lane and Margery Wood.
Website: Reigate Fort
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Ian Capper, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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