Popularly known as Home of the British Army, this town has years of deep military history to offer. Aldershot Garrison also known as Aldershot Military Town is a major garrison in the South East of England, established in 1854, sandwiched between Aldershot and Farnborough, Hampshire. What was once founded as the first permanent training camp for the British Army became a well-sought after military town, grown to be home to 10,500 people and continues to be used by the Army to this day. Adjacent to the military town is 2,700 hectares of open military training area.
Due to the continuation and growth of the garrison, the camp was later divided into the North and the South Camp, either side of the Basingstoke Canal.
Over the years Aldershot has transformed from a small village into a modern vibrant town with charming Victorian terraces and plenty of nature admiration spots. Beholding the history of the British Army, Aldershot prides itself on being the
Aldershot has a vast appeal to families and commuters due to its fantastic transport links and the wide ranges in schools. Alongside, many green areas for nice picnics and get-togethers.
Popular amongst joggers and dog walkers and also described as a ‘haven’ is Manor Park, located on a short 10 minute walk and 2 minute drive from the town centre. Since 2018 Manor park has been home to the annual Picnic and Pop Music Festival, bringing an average of 5,000 local attendees.
For those wanting to maintain or start a more active lifestyle, the Fitness Centre is only a 5 minute drive from the town centre. It offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities and facilities such as the outdoor swimming pool, indoor gym and classes, available and suitable for all ages.
Aldershot is swarming with a variety of Independently owned and operated restaurants and bars. Many of them are conveniently located within and around the town centre, such as ‘Namaste Johney Gurkha’; which took the number two spot in Tripadvisors ‘10 Best restaurants in Aldershot’, ‘Taste Buds Carribean Cuisine’, coming right after ‘Namaste Johney Gurkha’, alongside many highstreet restaurants such as Nandos, Pizza Express and Cafe’ Macchiato.
Express rail links from Aldershot ensure a mere 40 minute travel to central London. There is also a swift access to the A31, A3, M3 and M25, providing excellent routes to London and neighbouring cities.
Aldershot has a fantastic range of schools in and on the outskirts of town, suitable for all ages; from nurseries to Sixth Form Colleges. These include Connaught School, St Michael Church of England Infant & Junior, Park Primary School and Ash Manor, popular Sixth forms/colleges can be found in neighbouring towns such as Farnham and Farnborough.