Towns And Villages Around Stroud
The British developer Jasper Conran once likened Stroud to 'the Covent Garden of the Cotswolds'. Stroud is a great base to discover the south Cotswolds countryside and the Five Golden Valleys.
A variety of fascinating site structures add to the community's creative spirit. Discover the heritage of Stroud via the Museum in the Park and the Heritage Board Map Trail, readily available from Stroud.
Stroud is popular for its commercial heritage and visitors can identify the previous fabric mills along the valleys. Destinations in Stroud consist of previous functioning mills open for guided trips at specific times of year. Wimbledon tennis sphere cloth and champion snooker baize are still made here today.
Stroud is known as a centre for modern arts. Several authors, artists and craftspeople reside in the five sweeping valleys. These enclose the town, made famous by Laurie Lee's "Cider with Rosie".
There are lots of activities in Stroud. The Cotswold Way goes through Stroud, popular with walkers. Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsley Commons overlook thearea. They are enjoyed by a mix of walkers, horse-riders, paragliders, and those trying to find a locally-made Winstones ice-cream.
The little town itself is well worth checking out. It includes Dr Jenner's House. Edward Jenner the pioneer of the smallpox shot was born in Berkeley. The Chantry, where the gallery is located, was his residence for 38 years.
The town is centred upon a wonderful 18th century market house which is likewise the Town Hall. Initially renowned for its woollen fabric. It was later world-famous for the Lister-Petter engines. Dursley is fast ending up being a centre for the arts.
Cam is one mile north of Dursley. It is an area which gets entailed with numerous tasks, such as the Cam Domesday 21 Book of Wildlife in 2001. A record of the wildlife at the start of the 21st Century put together from neighborhood people's observations. Cam Mill still makes fine materials as it has since 1522.
Minchinhampton is surrounded by several of one of the most beautiful common land in the country. Horses and cattle wander easily. A custom of farms in the location that have medieval legal rights to forage cattle. The commons is managed by the National Trust. These are host to a varied range of animals and flora. Some is distinct to this limestone upland. This includes wild orchids and the uncommon Duke of Burgundy butterfly.
The town itself is a foodies paradise. Discover award winning cafés and restaurants. These are enhanced by one of the location's finest family butchers. In addition a natural dairy products, ranch shop and other independent shops include in a variety of niche centers.
Nailsworth has the biggest number of working water wheels each square mile in the country. Among the centerpieces for creative activities is Ruskin Mill which is embeded in stunning, natural water yards.
The community remains lively throughout the day and night. Little private stores offer an impressive variety of products. This includes organic locally grown produce. You can find top-notch deli products, fair-trade products from across the globe. You will also discover interesting antiques and collectables.
Painswick and its surrounding villages offer a wonderful base. From here you can check out the undiscovered south Cotswolds. You can arrange day trips to Bristol, Bath, Stroud, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Have a look at our selection of hotels, B&B s and self-catering cottages and special deals.
Award winning resorts, inns, pubs and tea rooms, with professional craft stores. You can also find unusual goods from around the globe, vintages and collectables are all located in the centre of the town.
Painswick also organizes an annual Arts Festival in the summer season. This includes the distinguished Art Couture Painswick Festival. This attracts local and national collectors.
Stonehouse has expanded from a little agricultural community. It was noted in Doomsday as having two water mills and an extensive winery. It has developed into a bustling, yet attractive, small commercial community.
It is still an industrial centre of the Stroud area. It offers flourishing organisations, the train and canal networks.
The 'Edge' describes the Cotswold edge, under which Wotton-under-Edge nestles, forgeting the Severn Vale. An interesting Heritage Centre informs a few of the history of the community. This is an exceptional centre for walking and is on the Cotswold Way.
There is a highly valued Auction Room that has an antiques sale at the end of each month, including ceramics, paints, jewellery and furniture. The Farmers' market is the 1st Saturday of the month.
There is a lively community arts centre, a very respected auction area and the community has an exterior pool with retractable cover, open in the summer.
The bohemian community is known for having steep, slim roads lined with independent little shops. It has always brought in artists and authors and it has a relaxed cafe culture. Stroud was the birth place of the Organic food movement and opened the initial natural cafe in Britain called Woodruff's. It currently has a busy Farmers' Market on Saturdays.
In the centre of the town is a Tourist Information Centre in the Subscription Rooms, a theatre and a gallery and a leisure centre at Stratford Park.
The train terminal was built by designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Trains are still run by the Golden Valley Line from Gloucester to Swindon.
Bordered by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Stroud is prominent with those who appreciate outdoor quests. The Cotswold Way passes to the west of the town and provides a positive traffic-free hike.
Stroud is usually qualified as grittier than its Cotswold neighbors. It offers an inimitable mix of landscape and commercial heritage. The mills strung along the valleys and the town's landmark structures, educate the creative spirit of the town. Nearby Stratford Park supplies a series of interior and outside leisure centers, a lakeside stroll and the Museum in the Park.
Stroud and its surrounding towns provide a fantastic base where to discover the obscure south Cotswolds. It is also perfect for trips to Bristol and Bath.
Other Villages and Towns to visit in Stroud:
- Upton St Leonards
- North Nibley
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