A little bit of history
The first occupants of Bagshot date back as far as pre-Roman, but the village really prospered in Elizabethan times due to its location on the main London to West Country Road (now the A30). The area bred many highwaymen, with William Davis being particularly notorious. He was eventually caught at the White Hart Inn in Bagshot and hanged.
Need to know
Bagshot Park is a royal residence in the village and is currently home to Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and his family.
Bagshot has a real community feel with local shops, restaurants and cafes, but also benefits from beauty salons and supermarkets. For larger high street brands Camberley and and Bracknell are a short 10-15 minute drive away.
Bagshot has excellent road links being served by the M3 and A30 with the M4 within easy reach. Heathrow is just 14 miles away and central London approximately 26 miles. Rail travel from Bagshot to London Waterloo takes just over 1 hour.
The place-name 'Bagshot' is first attested in the Pipe Rolls of 1165, where it appears as Bagsheta. It was the name of a wood, and may have meant 'Bacga's wood'