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Reigate Fort

Reigate Fort

Type: Castle / Fort

Reigate Fort, which sits proudly on top of Reigate Hill in Surrey, was built in 1898 as part of the London Defence Scheme, the British Government’s attempt to protect London and the south coast from attack by their greatest adversary, the French.

Reigate Fort was built as part of a 72 mile defence line to protect London whilst a huge ship building programme was initiated by the British government. The southern line was divided into ten sectors and the fort fell into 'Redhill Position', which was 11 kilometres long. The fort held vital tools and ammunition to supply soldiers and artillery at short notice. It cost £11,339 to construct and was originally called a Mobilisation Centre.

Opening Times

Open Weekends (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)
DayTimes
MondayClosed
TuesdayClosed
WednesdayClosed
ThursdayClosed
FridayClosed
Saturday09:0017:00
Sunday09:0017:00

* Open weekends. Please contact the National Trust for opening times.

Contact Details

Wray Lane
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 0HX

Tel: 01372 220640