10 Things to Do in Aldershot That You Shouldn't Miss

January 8, 2018 Harland Bartelt

Aldershot (/ˈɔːldərʃɒt/) is a town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England. It lies on heathland in the extreme northeast corner of the county, about 31.8 mi (51.2 km) southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. The town has a population of 36,321, while the Aldershot Urban Area, a loose conurbation (which also includes other towns such as Camberley, Farnborough, and Farnham) has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK.
Restaurants in Aldershot

1. Hogs Back Brewery

The Street, Tongham GU10 1DE, England +44 1252 783000
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4.5 based on 190 reviews

Hogs Back Brewery

Welcome to the famous Hogs Back Brewery,Surreys largest independent brewery. We are a small craft brewery based in Surrey situated just north of the A31 Hogs Back road between Guildford and Farnham. A visit to the Hogs Back Brewery is a fascinating experience. We are open to the public for Brewery Tours most days of the week and weekends, but we can be flexible to suit individual tour group requirements so please contact us to check availability.Our brewery Shop and Off License is situated on the premises, we not only supply our own fine ales in both draught and bottled, but literally hundreds of other bottled beers from around the world. From notable Belgian beers to almost unknown types from South America to China and, don’t forget a big variety from many small UK Breweries. Pay us a visit...you’re bound to find something new!

Reviewed By RObbo60_11 - Ferndown, United Kingdom

Unfortunate we didn’t do the tour as we went to buy some strong festive beer for Xmas. My word I didn’t know where to start, what a choice both British beers and those from further afield including those from Belgium, one I bought was 11% so shall sip that one slowly. The guys serving were very knowledgeable and helpful, excellent place.

2. Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum

Trenchard House 85 Farnborough Road | Trenchard House, Farnborough GU14 6TF, England +44 1252 375050
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4.5 based on 241 reviews

Farnborough Air Sciences Trust Museum

Join us for our FREE children's Easter Treasure Hunt, Sat 31st March-Mon 2nd April. On Sun 1st April we are hosting an Air Cadet parade to celebrate the centenary (to the day) of the formation RAF. All are welcome but parking will not be available in the Museum compound or RAE Rd. Please park opposite the Museum in Church Road West & surrounding streets. Please note that the Museum is open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays only. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment. Group visits can be booked on Tuesdays or Thursdays for a small charge. Farnborough Air Sciences Museum is located on Farnborough's historic aviation site in North Hampshire and right next to Farnborough Airport. The museum is dedicated to Farnborough's proud aviation heritage and significant contribution to air science and research, and offers an important educational resource as well as an entertaining and stimulating day out for anyone interested in aviation history and scientific progress.

Reviewed By Big_Jeff_Leo - St Helens, United Kingdom

It is not the biggest or most impressive museum by any means but what it represents is so very important. There are some exhibits that you can interact with and you can actually sit in a Harrier!!!. This place was a very important centre for aviation development in the UK and this is what the museum does well to demonstrate. The staff are very competent and are only too happy to illustrate the exhibits. The Cody Flyer is an excellent exhibit and its worth a visit on its own!.
The museum is now actually free to visit as well.

3. Aldershot Military Museum

Queens Avenue, Aldershot GU11 2JL, England +44 1252 314598
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4 based on 102 reviews

Aldershot Military Museum

Reviewed By oldcyclist704 - Aldershot, United Kingdom

Took our 2 eldest grandchildren(8 & 10). They enjoyed handling a variety of rifles which we as grandparents also enjoyed. The weight of each was astonishing. We could not imagine even as grandparents having to carry these weapons along with full kit into battle in very challenging conditions. The replica barracks over the years also showed how austere conditions were: essential we believe for instilling discipline and hardening mentality for the tasks in hand. The interactive events whereby our 8 year old was 'barked at' by the RSM went down very well as did the video view from the cockpit of a light tracked vehicle.

4. Basingstoke Canal

Canal Centre Mytchett Place Road, Mytchett GU16 6DD, England +44 1252 370073
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Basingstoke Canal

Reviewed By Wendy H

£17 per night off grid.
We used as a base to visit family. Close for all our needs. This place has a cafe and a playground. Toilets and an elsan. The canal was lovely to walk by in the evening.
The field was large and easy to get on and off.
The staff were friendly and polite.
Thank you

5. Fleet Pond

Cove Road, Fleet, England
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Fleet Pond

Fleet Pond is the largest Freshwater lake in Hampshire and the nature reserve has 54.6 hectares (141 acres) of varied habitats. The pond itself occupies approximately half of this area. The surrounding land features heathland, woodland, reedbed and marsh, and is home for many species of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and wild flowers. Fleet Pond is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI.) The area is managed by the Hart District Council Countryside Ranger Service in partnership with the Fleet Pond Society which provides generous support to the Countryside Rangers as well as offering exciting volunteer opportunities for the local community. The Fleet Pond Restoration Project is run in partnership between Hart District Council, Fleet Pond Society, Natural England and the Environment Agency. To help restore Fleet Pond Nature Reserve to a healthier and more valuable amenity for wildlife and people. The sites main car park is situated just off of Cove Road (A3012) it is FREE to park here. There is a height restriction of 2.1m. Fleet Train Station car park can also be used and has quick access to the site. However this is charged Monday-Saturday. Fleet Pond also has a designated picnic area. Surfaced paths make access easy for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles. There is NO FISHING at Fleet Pond until the season opens on the 16th June. Please keep dogs under close control.

Reviewed By 585Rodney585 - Farnborough, United Kingdom

We use this area weekly to walk our young dog. There are various entrances where you are able to park and access the the area. The condition of the road is poor with many deep potholes but if you take it slow it is well worth the effort. There are several trails of varying length. Well worth a visit.

6. Farnham Park

Castle Street, Farnham GU9 0AU, England +44 1252 717047
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4.5 based on 115 reviews

Farnham Park

Farnham Park is a remarkable survival of a medieval deer park with a landscape of rolling grassland and veteran trees and a boundary that has remained unchanged for over 600 years. Its 320 acres (130 hectares)has retained much of its 17th Parkland character and has the feel of open countryside. It offers Avenues, hidden dells, hills, Valleys, ponds and streams. It's elevated position provides panoramic views of Farnham and surrounding countryside. Farnham Park is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI), an area of Historic Landscape Value (AHLV) a Grade 2 listed Historic Park and Garden (English Heritage designation), a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and has received Green Flag status for the second year running. Park facilities The Park is managed for wildlife and recreation and provides: a large adventure playground a toddlers play area a shared used path (suitable for both pedestrians and cyclists) limited access for wheelchairs cafe toilets a hole golf course cricket club two football pitches. The football pitches are available for hire during the playing season please contact: [email protected] Where is Farnham Park? The southern end of the Park lies about 100m north of Castle Street, an easy walk from the centre of town. Farnham is well served by buses and trains, though if you are driving, the main car park is situated off Folly Hill (A 287) between Farnham and Upper Hale.

Reviewed By aldershot1 - Hampshire, England

Farnham Park is central and has good amenities for children, especially the adventure park which our grandchildren enjoyed.
The plus points include free car parking, a café on the site, easy access to local towns like Fleet and Farnham and lots of walking possibilities.
The seats could be a lot more comfortable - the designs were better with curved backs years ago - but there are places where you can and watch the children enjoying themselves.
The downside- a big one- is that the toilets are not open to the public. Yes, there are toilets in the café but it is not really fair on the proprietors if you use their loos without buying anything.
Councils are allegedly short of money but in practice still pay vast salaries for people like senior officers. All popular public amenities must have toilets that are well tended and open to all. That is a good use of public funds that most local taxpayers would support.
PS - One question posed below makes no sense: "Is parking not available at this place or activity?" So is the answer "yes" meaning parking IS available, or "no, "it is NOT not available...(!)

7. Vue Cinema

The Meads Business Centre Kingsmead | Kingsmead Shopping Centre, Farnborough GU14 7SR, England +44 345 308 4620
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Vue Cinema

Reviewed By G S - Fernhurst, United Kingdom

Wow, that's all I can say! Spotlessly clean, comfortable and ridiculously cheap! I am never going back to Cineworld that's for sure. £4.99 for a standard ticket on all films, £3.99 on mondays. Amazing! £2.00 extra for a super comfortable VIP seat is well worth the outlay. The first time in ages I've watched a film in it's entirety without my bum going numb. Definitely going back.

8. Alpine Snowsports Aldershot

Gallwey Road, Aldershot GU11 2DD, England +44 1252 325889
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4.5 based on 58 reviews

Alpine Snowsports Aldershot

Reviewed By Melanie C - London, England, United Kingdom

Staff are friendly, kids had great fun ...and the groupon price for a family of £23 was good, not sure how much it costs to book direct.
The site does look slightly worn so an update is much needed but for an hours fun can highly recommend.

9. St Michael's Abbey

Farnborough GU14 7NQ, England +44 1252 546105
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

St Michael's Abbey

Reviewed By robinn669 - Farnham, United Kingdom

Tucked away behind Farnborough depressing shopping precincts is this marvellous mausoleum, the final resting place of Napoleon III and family. Can you believe it? Like willie wonka's factory it opens infrequently and mysteriously. Visitors hang about outside the gates until it opens automatically and the wander tentatively up the Long drive. Sadly you are met by a normal but knowligible person who recounts the strange story of why France's last imperial family is here.

10. The Museum of Military Medicine

Keogh Barracks | Ash Vale, Aldershot GU12 5RQ, England +44 1252 868612
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5 based on 26 reviews

The Museum of Military Medicine

The museum tells the story of army medicine and healthcare, human and animal, from the English Civil War to the current day as Army Medical Services personnel continue to serve across the globe as part of the British Army.The collections on display include uniforms and insignia, medical, dental and veterinary equipment, ambulances and much more besides. We are also open the first Saturday of each month, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Group and special tours can be arranged. Please phone to check.

Reviewed By LordCapel - South Wales, United Kingdom

This is an excellent museum. Has numerous well presented displays in an easy to follow logical order telling the history of the medical services and veterinary service throughout the years. There is an audio guide available if you want to listen to a more detailed description of the displays. Large collection of medals on display and information regarding the VC winners of the RAMC. Pleasant staff, a small shop and also a library is on site. Parking near the main gate to the barracks and the museum is a short walk. ID required when checking in at the main gate guard room. Well worth a visit. Free entrance.

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