Originally called Yorktown, then Cambridge Town, finally Camberley was adopted in 1877.  The main London Road has a rich history of Highwaymen before the building of the RMA.

Camberley is the main town and administrative centre of Surrey Heath which incorporates the surrounding villages of Bagshot, Lightwater and West End. The town of Camberley has its roots firmly embedded within the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst which has trained every officer the British Army has produced for over 200 years, more recently Princes William & Harry. Camberley has grown to be a dynamic, vibrant place to live offering extremely modern facilities whilst still being a welcoming town.

Like many other Victorian towns, housing started to be built from near the town’s train station which is still evident in the late Victorian properties in Upper Gordon Road, Middle Gordon Road and Portesbery Road. Subsequent building from the town centre saw larger, detached houses being built in established heathland plots on roads leading off Park Road incorporating Tekels Avenue, Brakendale Road, Heathway and Church Hill.

With a growing population through the 1950s to 1970s and the founding of Frimley Park Hospital in 1974, a number of new developments including Heatherside, Old Dean, Lime Avenue and Copped Hall were built along with individual roads off Portsmouth Road. In more recent times Wellington Park, Cheylesmore Park, Dettingen Park and Heathlands have been developed to offer modern living and the exciting redevelopment of Deepcut Barracks will bring an additional option for modern 21st-century living.

Green Space

Camberley offers fantastic space for families, keen runners and dog walkers alike; including acres of publicly accessible woodland around the Crown Estate and London Road Recreation Ground.


Camberley is a vibrant town boasting an annual car show, open air cinema, Christmas ice rink, monthly artisan markets, 10km fun run, beer festival, carnival and a number of school fetes throughout the town.

The Arena Leisure Centre provides modern gym facilities, a swimming pool and an indoor sports hall whilst nearby Pennyhill Park and Frimley Hall Hotel offer spa and gym memberships.

Camberley Heath Golf Club is ranked as the 61st best course in England whilst nearby Pine Ridge Golf Club offers an excellent public course alternative.


The Atrium development in the early 2000s brought modern cinema facilities, bowling, restaurant and bars. There is also a Camberley Theatre offering year-round music, comedy and arts.

Food & Drink

Camberley boasts an impressive mix of restaurants from Japanese and Mexican cuisine, to traditional pubs and everything in between.

There is a local Sainsburys in the town centre, plus out of town superstores including Waitrose in Bagshot plus Tesco and Marks and Spencer at The Meadows.


Camberley is blessed with excellent schools across the town including infants at Prior Heath, Crawley Ridge and South Camberley, Juniors at Ravenscote and Secondary schooling at Collingwood College, Tomlinscote and Kings College.


Camberley is ideally placed for the commuter, sitting adjacent to the M3 into London, A30 towards Ascot and Sunningdale, A331 towards Guildford and A332 towards Reading, Ascot and Windsor. There are some direct trains in the morning to London Waterloo whilst a more regular service is available a few miles away at Farnborough. Blackwater station offers fast trains to Guildford, Reading and Gatwick Airport.


Frimley Park Hospital was the first hospital to be rated ‘Outstanding’ in England and maintains this rating today having undergone a recent extension and modernisation.