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The Aldershot area has a large number of schools (some with names linking to the area’s military roots). It’s also conveniently placed for Surrey University. You can see the latest Ofsted reports and scores HERE.
The 2011 You.Gov census calculated Aldershot’s population as 57,000, however the Aldershot urban area, (which includes Camberley, Farnborough, and Farnham) has a population of 243,344.
Sitting neatly between the M3 and A3, Aldershot offers excellent routes to London, Guildford and Southampton. By train you can be in London in under an hour and Guildford in 17 minutes. The nearest airport is Heathrow.
The principle local news source is GetSurrey
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Aldershot is a lively location with great countryside and transport links. If you’re looking to ‘go native’ here’s our top picks of the best local shops and services;
An award-winning vineyard right on your doorstep. Offering tours and tasting, the Cellar Door shop, and locally produced wines in a stunning location… Life doesn’t get better than this!
Soul music fans can indulge their passion thanks to the friendly team at The Soulmine. Specialising in Northern Soul, this is one of the finest specialist record shops of its kind in the UK.
So close to Aldershot you can almost smell the hops, this award-winning brewery even has a refill service so your reusable ‘Hogs Back Snorter’ can be refilled direct from the brewery. Hog-tastic!
More than just a café, this excellent Italian Restaurant serves pizza that wouldn’t be out of place in the winding streets of Napoli. Magnifico!
In 1607 Aldershot was a small market town, situated on heathland in the beautiful count of Surrey and featured within the Hundred of Crondel wen recorded in the Doomsday book. The town’s name is believed to derive from the native alder trees.
Aldershot found fame in 1854 when it became the UK’s first permanent training camp and is now considered to be the home of the British Army. The town has strong royal routes thanks to its military ties, Queen Victoria visited on a number of occasions and parades were held in her honour every year. Princes William and Harry have both had associations with the town. Today, among the most famous residents are the Ghurkha regiment.
If you’re feeling fit, you’re in luck! Boasting a gymnastics academy, tennis centre, bowling, swimming pools, leisure centre, dry ski slope, athletics, football in the Conference League, cricket, rugby and even an outdoor lido, Aldershot is a very active town. If you’re looking for something to entertain yourself and the family then there’s plenty to choose from and new challenges to try.
There are two entertainment venues in Aldershot, The Princes Hall, a 600-seat theatre and the West End Centre which can hold 106 people. Both are well used and host a wide variety of shows and acts including national tours and local productions.
As well as stunning heathland, countryside and canals to explore, the area offers, Aldershot Park, Rowhill Nature Reserve and Brickfields Country Park for dog walks, bike rides, exercise or just somewhere to walk off Christmas dinner.
With the M3 to the north and the A3 to the south, Aldershot has first class transport links. By train London Waterloo is less than an hour away, or you can be in Guildford or Woking before you’ve even had time to take the lid off your take-out coffee.