Celebrate Aldershot and Farnborough's rich histories, going back 160 years, through our interactive heritage trails.
The heritage trails tell the story of Aldershot from being a small village back in 1850, and how it became the home of the British army, to its current status today. The six trails tell stories of people, places, events and buildings throughout the town.
At the beginning of each trail there is a tall totem. The trails are different lengths, and you can learn about the history along the way by reading signage, using our digital app, through a physical booklet or using our website.
The six trails are:
- Marlborough trail
- Stanhope trail
- Wellington trail
- Redan trail
- Town trail
- Village trail
Using the heritage trails app
You can use the app as you walk along the trails. As you arrive at a point of interest, audio stories, images and facts will pop up.
Along the town trail you can see historic views of Aldershot, through augmented reality, and take a souvenir selfie against an historic backdrop.
Simply download app from the App Store or Google Play.
You can also follow the trail on the Aldershot Heritage Trails website.
A booklet with maps of the trails and a list of the points of interest is also available from Princes Hall, Council Offices, Ski Centre, Aldershot Library, and the Aldershot Military Museum.
This project has been developed by Rushmoor Borough Council, Grainger Plc, the Aldershot Garrison and the Friends of Aldershot Military Museum.
Farnborough heritage trails
The Farnborough heritage trails are in development, due to be released Autumn 2022.
These trails will help you trace the history of Farnborough. Each trail features buildings of interest, illustrated by historic and modern images with accompanying text to add to the enjoyment of the journey.
The history of the town spans more than a millennium and has grown from a tiny hamlet with a population of 13 recorded in the Domesday Book to over 65,000 in the 2021 census.
The Farnborough street trail outlines the history of the original village. Along the way there will be evidence of the early pottery industry, the arrival of the railway, and the first recorded school, and a brewery connection.
To discover more about Farnborough’s aviation heritage, take the aviation trail which will show the progression from the earliest recorded flight in this country, through the development of world famous research facilities, and noting some prominent contributors on the way.