Aldershot

Manchester to Alershot with us

We provide Saloon Cars, Estate Cars, Executive cars and minibuses. Our drivers are all experienced local drivers who will make your transfer smooth and enjoyable. We can also offer a ‘meet and greet’ service at your request. Our services are available 24/7 with staff at hand to attend to any queries you may have, whether it be before or after you have made a booking.

A ‘Meet and Greet’ service can be arranged when booking whereby the driver will be in arrivals with the passenger’s name or company name, whichever you prefer. A comforting thought, especially for first time visitors in a foreign country.

If your flight is early or subject to delays, we will track your flight’s progress and send your driver at the new expected time of arrival.

A lot of our work is corporate based so if you are booking a taxi for other people you need not worry, we will give them the professional quality service they would expect. We can send receipts via email on request.

Remember, this is a set fare, no taxi meters, no hidden charges, regardless of the route or time taken from Manchester.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ! We advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If your transfer is within the next 12 hours please call us the number given on top of the page.

Please ensure you book the correct taxi for your Manchester Airport or Around Manchester to Aldershot journey. Vehicle capacity is indicated below:

Saloon Car

Oneway: £247.00

Return: £490.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

  

Estate Car

Oneway: £272.00

Return: £538.00

4x passengers 4x Suitcase 4x Hand Luggage

Executive Car

Oneway: £284.00

Return: £560.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

8 Seater Minibus

Oneway: £334.00

Return: £660.00

8x passengers 8x Suitcase 8x Hand Luggage

Overview of Aldershot

Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about 37 mi (60 km) southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council. The town has a population of 36,321, while the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area, a loose conurbation (which also includes other towns such as Camberley, Farnborough, and Farnham) has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK.

Aldershot is known as the “Home of the British Army”, a connection which led to its rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town. Aldershot is twinned with Sulechów in Poland, Meudon in France and Oberursel in Germany

History

The name may have derived from alder trees found in the area (from the Old English ‘alder-holt’ meaning copse of alder trees). Aldershot was included as part of the Hundred of Crondall referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086. John Norden’s map of Hampshire, published in the 1607 edition of William Camden’s Britannia, indicates that Aldershot was a market town Prior to 1850, Aldershott was little known. The area was a vast stretch of common land, a lonely wasteland unsuitable for most forms of agriculture with scant population. As it existed at the time of the Domesday Survey in 1086, the extensive settlement of Crondall in the north-east corner of Hampshire was certainly Scandinavian, for among the customs of that great manor, which included Crondall, Yateley, Farnborough, and Aldershot, that of sole inheritance by the eldest daughter in default of sons prevailed, as over a large part of Cumberland, and this is a peculiarly Norse custom.In the 18th century, the stretch of the London to Winchester turnpike that passed through Aldershot between Bagshot and Farnham (now known as the Farnborough Road) was the scene of highway robberies. At one time it had “almost as bad a reputation as Hounslow Heath”. Dick Turpin is said to have operated in the area having his headquarters nearby in Farnborough, and there were sightings of Springheeled Jack.

In 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army. This led to a rapid expansion of Aldershot’s population going from 875 in 1851, to in excess of 16,000 by 1861 (including about 9,000 from the military). Mrs Louisa Daniell arrived in the town at this time and set up her Soldier’s Home and Institute to cater for the spiritual needs of the soldiers and their families. The Aldershot riot of July 1945 caused considerable damage to the town centre when disgruntled Canadian troops rioted in the streets for two evenings.

A substantial rebuilding of the barracks was carried out between 1961 and 1969, by the architecture and engineering firm Building Design Partnership. The work was sped up under government pressure, and various new building technologies were employed with mixed success.

In 1974 Aldershot and Farnborough urban districts were merged to form the Borough of Rushmoor under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972.

After a 2009 campaign, the British Government allowed veteran Gurkha soldiers who had served for more than four years, and their families, to settle in the UK. As many Gurkha soldiers had been based in and around Aldershot, the town fosters a growing Nepalese population. Between the 2001 Census and the 2011 Census, Rushmoor’s Nepalese population increased to approximately 6,000 people, making up 6.5% of the overall population. The rise in the Nepalese population led Gerald Howarth, Conservative Member of Parliament for Aldershot, to request government assistance in expanding local public services to meet the needs of the growing population.[14] Howarth was later criticised for suggesting that Nepalese migrants should be dispersed across the UK.

Aldershot Hotel Addresses:

Travelodge Aldershot Hotel

Westgate House, Alexandra Rd

Aldershot

GU11 3WF

Tel: 0871 984 8484

Blossom House

74 Queens Rd

Aldershot

GU11 3JU

Tel: 01252 318010

Queen Hotel

1 High Street

Aldershot

GU11 1BH

Tel: 01252 361770

Premier Inn Aldershot

7 Wellington Roundabout

Aldershot

GU11 1SQ

Tel: 0871 527 8018

Cedar Court

3 Eggars Hill

Aldershot

GU11 3NH

Tel: 01252 320931

Heavenly Lodge Hotel

4 Eggars Hill

Aldershot

GU11 3NQ

Tel: 01252 320801

Aldershot House

153 Newport Rd

Aldershot

GU12 4PZ

Tel: 07831 448770