Stroud is a medium sized market town, to be found within the county of Gloucestershire, in south-west England. The town is ideally located for exploring the ever popular scenic Cotswolds region. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the Stroud district will therefore find that there is no shortage of self catering accommodation available for rental here. There are modern and period apartments and houses for rent within the town itself, as well as more rustic cottages and old stone farmhouses, ideal for someone wishing to stay in a property with more rustic charm and character.
The Stroud district is the perfect base for exploring the rolling Cotswold countryside, as the Cotswold Way path passes close to the town. This allows visitors to hike, cycle or even horse-ride their way through the stunning, archetypal English landscape of rolling hills and gentle valleys. The region is dotted with villages and towns full of pretty cottages and houses constructed in the unique yellow limestone which is so identifiable with the Cotswolds. Visitors will be pleased to discover that there are numerous friendly pubs and cafés along the trail, making welcome refreshment stops available for their journey around one of the most scenic regions of the country. Tourists enjoying their holidays in the Stroud district will also find that the town itself has a lot to offer. The cobbled, mainly pedestrianised streets, in the centre of the town are lined with many historic buildings and landmarks, as well as a large array of shops and boutiques. Here visitors may wish to purchase the local produce and discover why the town is renowned as one of the birthplaces of the organic food movement.
Visitors spending their holidays in Stroud will find that the town is not only well placed for exploring the Cotswolds, but the nearby ancient cities and towns of Gloucester, Cheltenham and Bath are all with easy driving distance too. The county city of Gloucester, a few miles to the north of Stroud, boasts all the usual city amenities, such as great shopping, cinemas and theatres, as well as the imposing Cathedral which dominates its skyline. Visitors may also wish to marvel at the grand Regency architecture of the nearby spa town of Cheltenham, or perhaps discover the many delights of the equally grand Georgian architecture of the Roman spa city of Bath, some 30 or so miles to the south of Stroud.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in the Stroud district will discover that the town has a typically English temperate climate. Summers tend to be mild, with temperatures averaging around 21 degrees Celsius, whilst Winter temperatures in Stroud average around 8 degrees Celsius. The Stroud district receives an average annual rainfall of around 23 inches.
Visitors looking o spend their holidays in the Stroud district will discover that the town is well served by the region’s motorway network. The M5 and M4 motorways are both close by, linking the town to the major cities of London, Birmingham and Bristol. Bristol (BRS) and Cardiff (CWL) international airports are also within an easy driving distance of the town.