Aldershot: Military history and more

January 19, 2023

Aldershot is renowned as being “The Home of the British Army", so what can you find there?

Rich with military history, the army certainly plays a part in the Aldershot’s culture, with barracks providing an exciting backdrop to “civvy” life.

Highly regarded war monuments are studded through the town, whilst regeneration makes for an attractive mix of old and new.

Close to the town centre, The Wellington Statue takes pride of place in the modern village development of Wellesley, offering maturing woodland walks.

The much revered Airborne Soldier can be found in Prince’s Gardens, near the newer complex of Westgate Retail and Leisure Park, with a cinema, Morrisons and restaurants.

Right at the heart of Aldershot, Manor Park hosts events and festivals throughout the year. This popular park is home to a Grade II listed manor house, the landscaped Peace Garden and The Heroes Shrine Memorial.

You can also visit Aldershot Military Museum for hands-on insight into World War II, or find out all about how soldiers get fighting fit at the RAPTC Museum.

“Aldershot has ALWAYS been in a great location, and the only thing it needed to create economic growth was modern facilities. Undergoing new development now, it will definitely become a boom town.”

Tom Knight, Branch Manager

What’s more, there’s stunning Surrey countryside to explore in the local villages of Ash Vale, Ash, and Ash Green. With circa 1,980 acres of open heathland and woodland, the beautiful Ash Ranges extends to all three villages. Ash Green is set against the Surrey hills of the Hogsback, too, and you can also follow the North Down nature trail from here.

Take your pick from independent shops and cafes in Ash Vale, or the pub with gardens overlooking the picturesque Basingstoke Canal. A piece of history itself, the canal flows right through the village centre. Whilst you’re there, satisfy your thirst for knowledge at the Army Medical Services Museum.

Accessible to Guildford, Farnham, London and Ascot, Aldershot has superb commuter links. Offering fast, mainline rail services, Aldershot is set off the A331, with connections to the M3, M25 and a number of A-roads. If you have children, their educational needs can be well-met here, too, with great schools such as St. Joseph’s Primary, Park Primary and Alderwood seniors.

If you’re considering selling or buying property in Aldershot, please contact our Aldershot estate agents on 01252 983730 or at Our agents will be happy to provide you with an up-to-date valuation, or advice.

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