Things to do in Reigate, Surrey
The historic market town of Reigate nestles at the foot of the North Downs which provide a magnificent backdrop. The Old Town hall, a listed building and once the original market place, command a prominent position at one end of the High Street. The town, much of which is designated as a Conservation area, is home to a range of specialist shops including antiques; craft; clothing and furniture. In addition it has also developed a reputation as a gourmet centre with restaurants, pubs and cafes to suit all tastes.
Priory Park provides some 200 acres of open space and woodland once home to Lord Howard Effingham Admiral of the Fleet during the Spanish Armada. By contrast the Castle Grounds, tucked behind the shops in the High Street, provide a quiet retreat; and access to the historic caves, beneath Reigate linked by legend to the Magna Carta, which are open to visitors during the summer. The Windmill of Reigate Heath is the only Church of its kind in the country.
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