Aldershot is situated in north east Hampshire within a bend of the Blackwater river which forms the county boundary between surrey and Hampshire.
Aldershot was for many centuries a small hamlet close to one the oldest trackways in England.
During the late 19th century Aldershot underwent enormous expansion when the army established a garrison there. Aldershot for many, is known as the home of the British Army and although a large number of the military have since relocated, the army retain a high profile in the towns history. Now however, with the towns excellent communication routes the commercial and industrial diversification continues, with several companies having relocated in or around the area.
Aldershot is situated on the A31 linking Guildford and Winchester. The Blackwater Valley Relief Road (A331) provides quick and easy access to the M3 jct.4. Aldershot is located on the main railway line to Waterloo, a journey of only 50 minutes, making it very popular with commuters and investment buyers looking to rent property out.
Immediately bordered by Farnham, Farnborough and fleet the larger towns/cities of Woking, Guildford, Basingstoke and Camberley are just beyond.
Aldershot town centre provides an extensive range of shopping facilities including Marks And Spencer, Boots, WH Smith, Next, and other well known high street names. The main shopping area is the Wellington Centre with a number of shops located within The Galleries Shopping Centre adjacent.
There are a number of local pubs and bars in the town as well as a multi cultural range of restaurants to suit all tastes. There are also plenty of recreational and cultural activities including The Princes Hall (theatre) The West End Centre (arts centre and theatre) Aldershot town football club and the renowned Aldershot Military Museum and Rushmoor Museum.
The Army have many sporting facilities available to the public with a number of teams coming from all over the world to use the military stadium and rugby facilities the yearly Army Show being highlight of the Summer calendar.
There is significant further development planned for the town centre over the next couple of years with a new range of shops, housing and recreational facilities known as Westgate occupying the area behind Princes Hall.
The army are starting to selling some of their land and former military sites for housing redevelopment,. The Town is known largely for having a housing stock predominantly made up of Victorian housing however over the past 10 years there has been several new developments ensuring a housing stock and property types to suit all tastes.
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