Aldershot is a town in the South-East of England, about 10 miles from Guildford
. The towh has its roots with the Armed Forces moving to the area and establishing their first permanent camp, earning it the title of "Home of the British Army." It is now part of the Borough of Rushmoor, alongside Farnborough
. The town was recently rated as one of the up and coming small cities/towns in the counry (according to an article in the Daily Mail).
The town has been run down for quite a while, with abortive attempts at re-juvinating the town. The latest attempt, dubbed "Westgate" is still moving forward with work continuing at a good pace. The rest of the town is holding its breath to see if Westgate brings any improvement.
The town is derided a lot by those outside and those within the town, claiming that any visitor would catch any number of disases by visiting or any visitor would be subject to attacks, none of which is true.
Whilst Aldershot has its problems, as with any town, it is situated in a good area of the country. Its positioning from London
is just right (about an hour on the train or an hour and a half/two hours by car), as is its positioning from the coast (about an hour by car, there is no direct train service).
The town is surrounded by woodland and heathland, which provide beautiful vistas and places to keep yourself in shape or go for a stroll. There is a swimming pool within the town and a gym.