Camberley is the main town and administrative centre of Surrey Heath which incorporates the surrounding villages of Bagshot, Lightwater and West End, has its roots firmly embedded in the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst which has trained every officer the Army has produced for over 200 years, more recently Princes William & Harry. It has grown to be a dynamic, vibrant place to live offering extremely modern facilities whilst still being a welcoming town.
Like many Victorian towns housing started to be built from the train station which is still evident in the late Victorian properties in Upper Gordon Road, Middle Gordon Road and Portesbery Road. Subsequent building from the town centre saw larger, detached houses in established heathland plots in roads off Park Road incorporating Tekels Avenue, Brakendale Road, Heathway and Church Hill.
With growing population through the 1950s to 1970s and the founding of Frimley Park Hospital in 1974 many new developments including Heatherside, Old Dean, Lime Avenue and Copped Hall were built along with indivdual roads off Portsmouth Road. In more recent times Wellington Park, Cheylesmore Park, Dettingen Park and Heathlands offer modern living and the exciting redevelopment of Deepcut Barracks will bring additional modern 21st century living.
Camberley offers fantastic space for families, keen runners and dog walkers including acres of publicly accessable woodland around the Crown Estate and London Road Recreation Ground.
Camberley is a vibrant town with monthly artisan markets, annual car show, beer festival, carnival, 10km fun run, open air cinema, Christmas ice rink and many school fetes throughout the town.
The Arena Leisure Centre offers modern gym facilities, swimming pool and sports hall whilst nearby Pennyhill Park and Frimley Hall Hotel offer spa and gym membership.
Camberley Heath Golf Club is ranked as the 61st best course in England whilst nearby Pine Ridge offers an excellent public course alternative.
The Atrium development in the early 2000’s brought modern cinema facilities, bowling, restaurant and bars. There is also Camberley Theatre offering year round music, comedy and arts.
Food & Drink
The town centre boasts an impressive mix of restaurants from Japanese to Mexican and everything in between. Also traditional pubs and bars.
There is a local Sainsburys in the town centre plus out of town superstores including Waitrose in Bagshot plus Tesco and Marks and Spencer at The Meadows.
Camberley is blessed with excellent schools across the town including infants at Prior Heath, Crawley Ridge and South Camberley, Juniors at Ravenscote and Secondary schooling at Collingwood College, Tomlinscote and Kings College.
Camberley is ideally placed for the commuter, sitting adjacent to the M3 into London, A30 towards Ascot and Sunningdale, A331 towards Guildford and A332 towards Reading, Ascot and Windsor. There are some direct trains in the morning to London Waterloo whilst a more regular service is available a few miles away at Farnborough. Blackwater station offers fast trains to Guildford, Reading and Gatwick Airport.
Frimley Park Hospital was the first hospital to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in England and maintains this rating today having undergone a recent extension and modernisation.