The Surrey town of Reigate is well known for its 'caves' which riddle the town centre, although these are in fact largely old sand mines. The castle mound overlooking Reigate town centre is composed of soft sandstone and has been mined over several centuries. The castle has long gone but the mound and many of its excavations still remain. Known locally as the "Reigate Caves", tours include the Barons' Cave in the Castle Grounds and the East and West Caverns in Tunnel Road. Your view of Reigate will change once you have experienced what lies beneath your feet!
EASE OF ACCESS
Due to the nature of the caves, they are not well suited to everyone:
The Barons' Cave has a steep flight of steps at its entrance, as well as steps throughout. As a Scheduled Ancient Monument, the site cannot be modified for easier access.
Tunnel Road East & West also contain stairs, ramps and soft sand floors. However, if you have mobility issues, it is possible to visit much of the East caves by an alternative entrance.
OPEN DAYS 2020
WE ARE ONLY OPEN ON FIVE DAYS EACH YEAR. PLEASE CHECK THE DATES CAREFULLY BEFORE TRAVELLING!
The caves will be open on:
Sat 2nd May CLOSED*
Sat 13th June 10am-4pm
Sat 11th July 10am-4pm
Sat 8th August 10am-4pm
Sat 12th September 10am-4pm
* CORONAVIRUS UPDATE The caves will NOT be open on May 2nd as originally planned. We feel it is prudent not to run tours of the caves until the risk of infection both to visitors and to our volunteers has subsided.
NO BOOKING NECESSARY – JUST TURN UP Tours run every 20 minutes according to demand and availability of guides. To visit all the caves at a leisurely pace will take about 3 hours.
Tunnel Rd (E & W)
Adult (from 16)
£ 3.00 *
£ 3.00 **
* Unfortunately the Barons' Cave is really not suitable for those with significant mobility difficulties.
** Includes up to two carers at no additional charge.