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Welcome to Aldershot Heritage Trails

A series of six trails exploring the civilian and military history of Aldershot since the Victorian era.

With the ever-changing face of Aldershot, this project celebrates and commemorates over 160 years of the town’s history from its humble beginnings as a small rural village to its current status.

The project focuses on people, places, buildings, and events as we tell the story of Aldershot and its place in history as the ‘Home of the British Army’.

We hope you enjoy using the trails and feedback is always welcome to enable us to make improvements to the experience.

Signs

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A series of totem signs to mark the start points of the trails, and at other selected sites of historic importance.

* Some of the signs are now in place around Aldershot. Look out for more in the coming days. *

Smartphone app

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Using the app as you walk along the routes of the trails, stories will automatically appear with audio commentaries, historic images and text. Along the Town Trail there are augmented reality and interactive features which help bring history to life in an informative and enjoyable way.

For your free personal tour guide download our iOS/Android app. Search for ‘Aldershot Heritage Trails’ in your app store.

* Not be in place until the launch date. See details of the Offical Opening below. *

Website

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As an alternative to the phone app, visit our Trails website at https://aldershot.placesandtrails.com/. On the website are maps of the trails and details of all the places of interest with information on their history and historic images.

Booklet

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A booklet including maps of the trails and lists of points of interest is available free of charge from selected outlets in the town, including the visitor information centre and Aldershot Military Museum.

Click on the image to download the offical PDF.

Usage: To pauses move your mouse into the carousel and to resumes move your mouse outside the carousel. A PDF is also available here to download.

Project History

The Aldershot Heritage Trails are the result of five years’ collaboration between Rushmoor Borough Council, the Friends of Aldershot Military Museum and Grainger plc, in order to develop and deliver this exciting project.

Heritage Trails Public Consultation 19th November 2016

Consultation

On Saturday 19th November 2016, the plans for the proposed Aldershot Heritage Trails were presented to the public in Aldershot town centre. We were asking people to fill out a survey with their thoughts on the proposed Trails. Click the image to view the PDF that was produced for the Public Consultation.

Here are some photos from the day. In the photos are Paul Vickers and Mike Gardiner from the Friends and Ed Bartlett and Carla Norton from Grainger Plc.

Official Opening of the Aldershot Heritage Trails Saturday 20th November 2021

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