Located in a pocket between the popular towns of Farnham, Fleet, and Farnborough, Aldershot consists of a large swathe of pretty residential Victorian terraces along with some large detached and semi-detached properties added to the mix. More recent times have seen Aldershot as a key area for development with blocks of contemporary apartments springing up around the town centre along with the larger scale projects such as Wellesley. Wellesley is an exciting new neighbourhood in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. In the next chapter of this area’s rich history, a large proportion of Aldershot’s iconic former military barracks will be transformed into a collection of modern homes and appealing public spaces for generations to come.
Food & Drink
The Westgate Centre offers many high street names including Frankie and Benny’s, Prezzo, Pizza Express, Harvester and Toby Carvery. The town centre is also home to many small independently run cafes and coffee shops café Macchiato, Frankies and Himalayan Java to name a few.
There are several large supermarkets such as Tesco and Morrisons as well as plenty of smaller retailers around the town with a diverse selection of goods to cater for the multicultural population.
There are pubs and bars to unwind in after a busy day at work form the more traditional such as the George, Trafalgar Inn, Red lion, Queens Hotel to the Funky End with great music and atmosphere.
There are several parks in and around the town many popular with joggers and dog walkers, Manor Park and Aldershot Park in the centre with Caesar’s Camp and Farnham Park only a short drive away.
Aldershots West End Centre has recently celebrated its 40th Anniversary and hosts a fantastic selection of music events for every taste from punk to folk, comedy theatre classes and workshops. They also run theatre classes and workshops for children and host an annual festival – Westival!
Aldershot is also home to the fantastic 600 seat venue Princess Hall which offers many music, ballet and comedy events including its annual pantomime.
The town is also extremely proud to be home to Aldershot FC a real focal point within the town and part of the national league. It really does have the support and backing of the community.
The new Westgate Centre completed in 2012 has a selection of restaurants and also a multi screen cinema perfect for a night out or weekend with the family.
The town also has MFA bowling alley, Aldershot Military Museum, Alpine Sports Centre and local Lido and Garrison Pool. There is also Go Ape and Alice holt just a short drive away in nearby Farnham.
There is a fantastic selection of schools in and around Aldershot for all ages, from nurseries right through to sixth form colleges including Park Primary, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary, Wellington Community Primary, Walsh C of E Junior School, St Michael’s CofE Junior, Newport Junior, Talavera, Ash Manor, Connaught , All Hallows and Heath End. There are also sixth form colleges in the neighbouring towns of Farnham and Farnborough.
Fantastic road links to the Blackwater Valley and onto the M3 and M25 and A3 towards Guildford. There are regular train links to Waterloo, Ascot line and to Guildford.
There is also a fantastic local bus service linking Aldershot to nearby towns such as Farnham, Fleet, Farnborough and Ashvale.