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?

  • Subscription Rooms Grade II listed building is a popular venue for live music, theatre and comedy. It also hosts a range of other events throughout the year, including film screenings, talks and workshops.
  • 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 cafĂ© and a children's play area.
  • Stroud is home to a number of vibrant markets, including the weekly Farmers' Market, which is held every Saturday in the town centre. Here you can find a range of local produce, from fresh fruit and vegetables to artisan cheeses and handmade crafts.