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Living in Aldershot
The historic, military town of Aldershot in Hampshire is located less than a mile from the Surrey market town of Farnham and a short distance from Farnborough, also located in Hampshire. Aldershot is a stones throw away from the A331 – just 10 minutes from the M3 and 5 minutes from the A3. The well-known Hampshire town of Aldershot is ideally located for commuters in to London, down to the south coast, or for individuals who frequent Gatwick or Heathrow Airports. Aldershot is situated just a short drive away from Farnborough Airport and sits on a direct train line in to London Waterloo. People looking to live in Aldershot will be pleasantly surprised as to how quickly they can get to popular shopping districts such as Guildford (10 miles), Camberley (8 miles) or Basingstoke (24 miles) and when it comes to getting around without a car, Aldershot has an efficient bus system, taking people around the town and further afield if they wish. Living in Aldershot makes travelling and commuting to near by towns or cities further afield easy; it takes no longer than 10 minutes to drive from the top to the bottom of the town, along well sign-posted, well marked roads throughout. Aldershot falls under the Rushmore County Council.
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Transport in Aldershot
Aldershot is an ideal commuter town, due to its excellent modes of transport that feature throughout the Hampshire hub. Whether you live in Aldershot and work in London, or you live in Aldershot and don’t own a vehicle, getting around is very easy. No where is very far when it comes to the historic town of Aldershot, so a short bus ride with take you from one end of town to the next. Aldershot train station is centrally located and provides individuals with direct train lines in to the City of London and nearby towns such as North Camp, which provides a direct train line service in to London Gatwick Airport. Approximately 74 different bus routes operate around the town of Aldershot, transporting people to and from Fleet, Yateley, Frimley, Camberley, Badshot, Farnham and many other locations in Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey. A variety of Taxi firms serve the military town, but if you prefer to cycle, then Aldershot is cycle-friendly as well as very well pedestrianised for people who prefer to walk.
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Things to do in Aldershot
In recent years, Aldershot town centre has received funding to enhance the look of its high street and surrounding public areas; a project that is on-going and is aimed at making Aldershot a great place to live whether you’re single, married, have a young family or are looking to down-size to a new, up and coming town. If you’re looking for things to do in Aldershot, fret not. Aside from a plethora of beautiful parks and places to walk, the outskirts of the town also feature a Tesco superstore, adjacent to a Morrisons superstore, located in an area known as Westgate, Westgate is home to a variety of popular eateries and a recently built, seven-screen Cineworld movie theatre; ideal for a night out during the week or a well-deserved treat at the weekend. Aldershot high street is home to a popular weekly market, along with a number of well-known fast-food chains, several shops and cafes. The Wellington Centre is home to high-street names such as Boots, Argos, Wilko, Lidl and Mothercare and features a multi-story car park, making a trip to Aldershot convenient and easy. A second multi-story car park located adjacent to the high street not only offers additional parking, making a trip in to Aldershot simple, but it also plays host to a weekly car boot sale for locals looking for a bargain. Aldershot has it’s own football club, Aldershot Town, and it’s own football ground which is regularly attended by its fans. Plus, the Princess Hall, located just a short walk from Aldershot high street is never short of concerts, plays, discos, children’s entertainment and so much more. Known as a military town, Aldershot also features an iconic statue of The Duke of Wellington, a must-see figure if you’re taking the dog for a walk; Aldershot Military Museum and the Aldershot Observatory are two additional sites to explore.
Working in Aldershot
If you’re looking for a new business venture or employment opportunity then Aldershot in Hampshire could be ideal. Over 1000 businesses are located in Aldershot, with a further several thousand businesses located in the surrounding towns. A main branch of Muller Milk & Ingredients is located close to the bottom of Aldershot town centre, where you can also find West Way Nissan, which is not too far away from a Drive Vauxhall. Millions of pounds are currently being invested in to Aldershot, in hope of making it a more desirable place to live and work – away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Aldershot Centre for Health is located within walking distance of the town and you’ll also find a number of exciting retail parks dotted around the outskirts of the town.