Things to do in Reigate
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Reigate is a historic town based in Surrey and located at the foot of the North Downs. The town itself is easily accessible from junction 8 of the M25 and is close to the far outskirts of London city. The rail link that serves the town gives quick access to London Victoria and London Bridge at 40 minute intervals and you also have off peak trains that serve a number of other areas. These include Gatwick Airport, Redhill and Reading.
Reigate is a market town with a 20,000 plus population that dates back to medieval times and oozes with history. One of its most notable features is the historic grand Reigate Priory and Museum. A grade 1 listed building, set in 65 acres of stunning open park lands with woods and even a pond. The Priory its self dates back to the early 13th century and later in Tudor times was converted into a big mansion after monasteries began to die out. Over the centuries it has changed hands numerous times and has gone under many changes including a great staircase. The museum it self has a number of fascinating exhibitions, that tell the story of the Priory and the local surrounding area. If you are young or old there is something for all.
Reigate was also the birth place and/or home at some point to many famous people from all different backgrounds. Notable names include the famous footballer George Best, the band Disclosure, and the singer/songwriter Newton Faukner. These are to name a few but the list does go on.
Apart from famous people, Reigate is known for extensive cave network which were initially sand mines. The mound that the castle once stood on has been mined for sandstone for centuries and despite the castle not no longer being there a lot of the excavations remain. If you are interested in discovering the mines, then the Wealden Cave and Mine Society arrange a number of tours throughout the year. These include being able to see Barons Cave which sits below the castle grounds (dating back to the 11th century) and the caverns in Tunnel Road. So if you are looking for an interesting adventure than check out the caves.
If you are looking to chill out with friends and family then you will discover some great pubs in the area including The Blue Anchor which is an 18th century grade 2 listed pub that has a warm and welcoming feeling with many of its original features intact. It aims to deliver great, locally sourced food and some of the best beers,wines, ales and ciders from around the area as well. Once more you can enjoy these in a beer garden, that has stunning views of the Surrey hills. Then there is the Red Cross which is slightly similar pub but is a 17th century grade 2 listed building. Again they have a large selection of local ales and great food and like the Blue Anchor also host music on a weekly basis! So there is always entertainment on for everyone!