Visit Stroud and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Stroud, Gloucestershire. A steep old town once famous as the country's most important centre for the manufacture of broadcloth. It still supplies most of the world's requirements for billiard-table cloth and has a flourishing dye trade. Its scarlet dyes are world renowned. Some of the l8th-century woollen mills witness to this important past.
All round Stroud is the most beautiful hill country.
Amberley, South of Stroud, is some 630 ft above sea-level with glorious scenery all round. Take a short walk across National Trust common land to Tom Long's Post. The view from here is breath-taking. Rose Cottage in the village was described in the Victorian novel John Halifax, Gentleman. A short distance from Amberley, still overlooking the valley across to Stroud, is Rodborough Hill, surmounted by an 18th-century castellated house called Rodborough Fort. It is a landmark for miles around. Between Stroud and Amberley is Woodchester, which has the foundations of one of the largest Roman villas ever excavated in England. The site is generally covered and only rarely can the magnificent mosaic paving depicting Orpheus be seen. The monastery and Dominican convent were designed by Hansom, who invented the cab of that name.
Further South lies the Cotswold village of Nymphs-field at the top of the Stroudwater Hills. The poorly restored church retains its good 15th-century tower. It has a pleasant old inn with tall chimneys. The prehistoric Buckholt Barrow is nearby.
Nearby towns: Berkeley, Brockworth, Cirencester, Gloucester, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Painswick, Stonehouse
Nearby villages: Bighton, Bishop's Sutton, Bordon, Bramdean, Buriton, Catherington, Chilgrove, Compton, Corhampton, Daglingworth, East Harting, East Marden, East Meon, East Tisted, Elkstone, Elsted, Empshott, Four Marks, Froxfield, Hambledon, Hawkley, Horndean, Liss, Lower Farringdon, Meonstoke, North Marden, Petersfield, Privett, Rake, Rogate, Ropley, Selborne, Sheet, Soberton, South Harting, Steep, Stroud, Trotton, Upper Farringdon, Upper Marden, Warnford, West Harting, West Meon, West Tisted
Have you decided to visit Stroud or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Stroud bed and breakfast (a Stroud B&B or Stroud b and b)
- a Stroud guesthouse
- a Stroud hotel (or motel)
- a Stroud self-catering establishment, or
- other Stroud accommodation