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Aldershot Town Information

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This one-time village is now the home of the British Army.

It became a garrison town after a camp was built here in the middle of the 19th century during the Crimea War.

Its modern attractions include the Airborne Services Museum, Aldershot Military Museum and the Aldershot Military Tattoo, an international event.

Wellington Monument Photo © David Medcalf
Wellington's Monument -
Photo: David Medcalf CCL

Aldershot Military Museum Photo © Colin Smith
Aldershot Military Museum - Photo: Colin Smith CCL

  Near the Royal Garrison Church is a 30ft tall statue of the Duke of Wellington astride his horse, Copenhagen.

The striking memorial was built from bronze cannons captured at the Battle of Waterloo.