Welcome to Visit Shalden Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Shalden

Visit Shalden PlacesVisit Shalden places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Shalden places to visit. A unique way to experience Shalden’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Shalden as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Bronze Age and Roman remains have been found in the area. The manor of Shalden was recorded in the Domesday Survey of 1086. The parish covers an area of 1,536 acres (622 ha) and has an average elevation of 600 feet (180 m) above sea level. When you visit Shalden, Walkfo brings Shalden places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Shalden Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Shalden

Visit Shalden – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 20 audio plaques & Shalden places for you to explore in the Shalden area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Shalden places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Shalden history

Prehistory to Roman

Bronze Age remains found in the area include a looped palstave and a cinerary urn. A Saxon church was formerly in the village; this was rebuilt in the nineteenth century. A Roman villa was once constructed in or near the village.


The manor of Shalden was first mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086 by William Mauditt of Hanslope. It had formerly been in the ownership of four freemen of King Edward the Confessor as an “alod”

Tudor to Georgian

Ownership of the manor was passed on to William Dyer in 1444, who was a trustee of a lord named Robert Lee. Ownership was then transferred in 1485 to Maud, Anne, Elizabeth, Jane, and Ellen, daughters of John Lee. In 1567, William Lee sold Shalden to Anne Twynne, and in 1591 Richard Miller sold it to Sir William of Kingswll.

19th century

Shalden 19th century photo

At the beginning of the 19th century, the manor of Shalden was passed to John Lewkenor and his wife, Anne, of whom it was eventually succeeded by their John, at an unknown point. The manor was then ceded on to the Knights of Chawton, in whose family it remained until 1840, when it was sold by Edward Knight to John Wood, the owner of Thedden Grange in Bentworth. Upon his death in 1871, it was finally renounced to his son John Gathorne Wood, who was the last owner of the.

Why visit Shalden with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Shalden PlacesYou can visit Shalden places with Walkfo Shalden to hear history at Shalden’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Shalden has 20 places to visit in our interactive Shalden map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Shalden, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Shalden places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Shalden & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 20 audio facts unique to Shalden places in an interactive Shalden map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Shalden Places Map
20 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


  Shalden historic spots

  Shalden tourist destinations

  Shalden plaques

  Shalden geographic features

Walkfo Shalden tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Shalden


Best Shalden places to visit

Shalden has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Shalden’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Shalden’s information audio spots:

Shalden photo Curtis Museum
The Curtis Museum was founded in 1865 by Dr William Curtis (1803–1881) Ownership of the museum was transferred to the Hampshire Cultural Trust in 2014.
Shalden photo Church of St Lawrence, Alton
The Church of St Lawrence, Alton is an Anglican parish church in Alton, Hampshire. It is a Grade I listed building and is notable both for the range of its architecture and for being the site of the Battle of Alton during the English Civil War.


Visit Shalden plaques

Shalden Plaques 3
Shalden has 3 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Shalden plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Shalden using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Shalden plaque. Explore Plaques & History has a complete list of Hartlepool’s plaques & Hartlepool history plaque map.