Aldgate abounds with good eateries, but more than that, it offers the visitor an array of crafts and fine arts that is hard to beat.
Aldgate has much to offer the tourist or day-tripper looking for something different in a day out in the Adelaide Hills.
The main attraction in Aldgate is the Aldgate Pump Hotel which is known for its character, warmth and its pleasant restaurant with a fashionably wide range of beverages. It has been modernised and enhanced many times over the years but still has its ‘old-day’ charm.
Over the road from the Aldgate Pump Hotel is the ‘Pump’, plus the delightful ‘General Store’ – now a crafts shop – which dates from the early 1880’s. It has changed hands and functions many times. At various points it has been a general store, a butcher’s shop and, in the 1890’s, the Hills Cash Store.
The Stangate House, bequeathed to the National Trust of South Australia, is an attractive house dating to 1940 but the attraction is the garden with its huge oak tree (some suggest it dates from 1864 and was originally planted by Richard Hawkins) plus its displays of beautiful camellias, hydrangeas and rhododendrons.
You will find there is something for everyone at the Aldgate Village – come for a visit – you may be surprised!