Welcome to Stroud!
Our lively market town lies deep within beautiful limestone valleys, tucked amongst the glorious scenery of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Artists and crafts people have flocked to Stroud for many years allowing our town centre to offer a fantastic range of independent shops and excellent eateries.
On Saturdays we host the multi-award-winning Stroud Farmers' Market offering the best and freshest of our local area. And throughout the year there are arts festivals, craft trails and workshops for all to enjoy.
Our Museum in the Park with its Art Gallery and Walled Garden houses our local history from woolly mammoths to woollen mills and puts on a varied programme of events for all ages.
At the heart of Stroud lies our wonderful Subscription Rooms. Housed in a beautiful Cotswolds limestone building this entertainment hub offers world-class drama, music, dance, exhibitions and a great cup of coffee.
Stroud offers excellent walking for all abilities and a stroll along the Cotswolds Canals that run through the heart of our town is a fascinating journey along a secret corridor of wildlife and history. The canal visitor centre can help you plan anything from a 20 minute stroll to long distance hike.
» Plan a journey using public transport (Stroud District Council)
» Car park information (Stroud District Council)
» Parking for Blue Badge holders
» Visit Stroud website (Accommodation, Places to go, Food, Drink and Businesses directory)
» Wider Stroud district tourist information (Visit the Cotswolds)
» Find a place to stay (Visit the Cotswolds)
» Stroud District Cycling Map (PDF)
» Events in the Stroud district (Stroud District Council)
» Discover and Enjoy Gloucestershire by Rail (Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership)
See also: What's on, directory pages and A-Z of services for more useful information.
We look forward to welcoming you to our fascinating, beautiful and friendly town very soon.
- Town Map
View and print a copy of the Stroud town visitor map and information on this page.
- Bicycle Parking Map
View and print a copy of a map showing the location of bicycle stands in the town centre.
- Stroud Town Trail
A self-guided walk round the town centre produced by Stroud Local History Society.
- The WAS Way
A 10-mile waymarked trail following the boundary of Stroud town.
- Local Nature Reserve
The Old Cemetery is a Local Nature Reserve, home to some very special Cotswold wildlife and a great place to take a stroll.
- Discover Stroud Trails
Stroud District Council has launched their an App to guide you on circular tours around the District.
- Stratford Park and Leisure Centre
A 56 acre park located just outside the centre of Stroud.
- What's On
We endeavour to publicise local events and are always pleased to be contacted with details. We cannot accept any responsibilities for external information provided nor any web-links. If you wish to add your own event to the calendar, click the "Add Item" button underneath the calendar and fill out the details.