Aldershot is in Hampshire, England and is known as the home of the British Army. It sits right in the northeast corner of the county, on the fringes of the South Downs National Park.
Wellesley is a new district within Aldershot and it has seen iconic military buildings transformed into places people are proud to call home. It is set to be the most desirable residential area of the town. It’s an exciting time for both Wellesley and Aldershot, as the town’s military past meets cutting-edge design and regeneration.
Living here will be a dream. Wellesley is a new neighbourhood in one of the most beautiful parts of Hampshire. It’s being created for the modern family and the homes themselves will be built to the highest specifications. The transport links will be excellent, so whether you work in Aldershot, Farnham, Guildford, Waterlooville, you should find getting to work is easy and straightforward.
Things to see and do
Aldershot is a town that has everything you could want. There are museums, leisure centres, wildlife reserves, theatres, art galleries… the list goes on.
You could go and see a show at the Princes Hall and the West End Centre. Or, for a different kind of drama you could watch a Farnborough FC or Aldershot Town FC match. A visit to the Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces Museum and the Aldershot Military Museum is also a must.
In the summer months, the Aldershot Lido is open, and this is hugely popular with families in the town. The Farnborough Leisure Centre has excellent facilities and there’s also a ski slope, golf course and swimming pools in and around the town. If you’re looking for adventure, head to Runaway’s End Outdoor Centre or the state-of-the-art Garrison Sports Centre which is open for both the army and members of the public.
Aldershot has some incredible restaurants, cafes and bars that cater for every taste. There’s the fantastic Johney Gurkha Restaurant which serves Nepalese dishes, Cromwell’s Seafood Restaurant, Waroeng Windsor for Asian dishes and Taste Buds for Caribbean food, to name just a few.
Running through Aldershot is the Basingstoke Canal, and it makes for the perfect place to go for a stroll anytime of the year. It’s also excellent for fishing, cycling and boating.
Within Wellesley itself, there’s an observatory, neighbourhood centre, enterprise centre, 20,000 square-foot performance gym and fabulous woodland areas to explore.
For families planning on making the move to Wellesley and Aldershot, being close to good schools will be important to you. In Wellesley itself, there will be two new primary schools at either end of Parade Park. The first, The Cambridge Primary School opened in September 2018.
There is an abundance of excellent schools in Aldershot, with St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, St Marks C of E Primary School and Talavera Junior School topping the School Guide tables. When it comes to Secondary Education, Farnborough Hill, Salesian College and All Hallows Catholic School are leading the way.
For those wanting to enter the military, there’s The Military Preparation College in the town and for those wanting to study A-Levels, there’s Salesian College and Farnborough College of Technology. The University Centre of Farnborough offers a range of degree courses and is based at the Farnborough College of Technology too. There are plenty of other universities within easy reach, should a member of your family wish to live at home while they study.
Getting to Wellesley and Aldershot
Aldershot is in the northeast of Hampshire, at the centre of Blackwater Valley and bordering Surrey. If you’re travelling from the M3 you’ll need to leave at junction 4 or 4A and follow the signs to Aldershot. From the M25, leave at junction 12 and join the M3 Southbound (signposted Basingstoke) before leaving at junction 4 or 4A.
If you’re travelling from the M4 leave at junction 11 and follow the A327 to the A30 and then follow the signs to Farnborough first, then on to Aldershot. From the A3, you’ll need to join the A31 Hogs Back and then the A331 Blackwater Valley Road, following signs for Aldershot.
Aldershot train station is on the South Western line, with regular trains from London Waterloo, should you need to travel to or from the capital.