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.
Originally called Yorktown, then Cambridge Town, finally Camberley was adopted in 1877 so as not to confuse anyone with Cambridge! 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 roads off Park Road incorporating Tekels Avenue, Brakendale Road, Heathway and Church Hill.
THINGS TO DO IN CAMBERLEY
Camberley offers fantastic space for families, keen runners and dog walkers including acres of publicly accessible 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, 10-kilometre fun run, open air cinema, Christmas ice rink and many school fetes throughout the town. Places Leisure Centre is a recently rebuilt, state of the art gym, climbing centre, swimming pool and sports hall.
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, including traditional pubs and bars. There is a local Sainsburys in the town centre and out of town superstores including Waitrose in Bagshot, plus Tesco and Marks and Spencer at The Meadows.
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.
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.