Stroud is a market town and civil parishes in England in the county of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District.
Situated below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at the meeting point of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets and cafe culture.  The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounds the town, and the Cotswold Way path passes by it to the west.
Although not formally part of the town, the parishes of Rodborough and Cainscross lie adjacent to Stroud and are often considered part of it.
Stroud acts as a centre for surrounding villages and small market towns including Amberley, Gloucestershire, Bisley, Gloucestershire, Chalford, Dudbridge, Dursley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Oakridge, Gloucestershire, Painswick, Sheepscombe, Gloucestershire, Slad, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Thrupp & Brimscombe and Woodchester.

Why visit?

  • Stroud is located in the heart of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its rolling hills, picturesque villages and stunning countryside, it's the perfect place to explore and take in the beauty of the region.
  • Museum in the Park is located in Stratford Park and is home to a range of fascinating exhibits, from Roman artefacts to local history. It also has a café and a children's play area.
  • Stroud is home to a number of independent cafés, pubs and restaurants, offering a range of delicious food and drink. From traditional pubs to modern eateries, there's something for everyone.