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Stroud is a market town and civil parish in the centre 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, independent spirit and cafe culture. The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounds the town, and the Cotswold Way path passes by it to the west. It lies 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Gloucester, 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Cheltenham, 13 miles (21 km) west-northwest of Cirencester and 28 miles (45 km) north-northeast of the city of Bristol. London is 106 miles (171 km) east-southeast of Stroud. Although not formally part of the town, the parishes of Rodborough, Cainscross and Ebley are contiguous with Stroud and are generally considered as official suburbs.Stroud acts as a centre for surrounding villages and small market towns including Amberley, Bisley, Bussage, Chalford, Dursley, Eastcombe, Eastington, King's Stanley, Leonard Stanley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Oakridge, Painswick, Randwick, Selsley, Sheepscombe, Slad, Stonehouse, Thrupp and Woodchester. Stroud is in Stroud District. Take stress off the schedule by using our United Kingdom day trip website.
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