Pictures of Stroud
Stroud, on the western edge of the Cotswolds, is a town set steeply at the center of the Stroud Valleys, 5 valleys that are peppered with
gorgeous cottages, old cloth mills, wild flowers and great views all around and of the Severn Vale. In the lower reaches of the valleys you will find the old cloth mills which were powered by the local streams and rivers that flow quickly down the valleys, giving power to the mills and prosperity to the town and surrounding area. Famous cloth was produced here such as the fine Stroudwater Scarlet which was worn by famous british armies such as those of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo, and the small regiment of British troops that were so famously successful in fending off the onslaught of thousands of Zulu braves that besieged them at Rourke's Drift in Africa, made famous by the brilliant 1964 film 'Zulu' starring Sir Michael Caine.
Living in and around the Stroud Valley are many artists and authors who have gained inspiration
in the surrounding landscape, including the author Jilly Cooper and Laurie Lee, whos autobiography
'Cider with Rosie' also made the area and landscape famous.
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Hotels & Accommodation in Stroud
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Premier Inn Stroud
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (0.2 miles, 0.3 km)
Premier Inn Stroud is near to Stroud Train Station and Woodchester Mansion, a few miles from the M5 motorway and about 10 miles (16 km) from Gloucester....
More info and book online.. Price from £49.00
The Imperial Hotel
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (0.3 miles, 0.4 km)
The Imperial Hotel is situated in the centre of the Cotswold town of Stroud and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, rivers, streams and wooded valleys....
More info and book online.. Price from £59.00
Bear Of Rodborough
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (1.8 miles, 2.9 km, direction S)
Originally built as an ale house in the 17th century, Bear Of Rodborough is situated 600 feet above sea level, within hundreds of acres of National Trust Parkland, and with views over the town of Stro...
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Burleigh Court Hotel
Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction SE)
Nestling on the edge of a steep hillside overlooking the Golden Valley, this 18th century Cotswold stone manor house is a hidden gem in the heart of Royal Gloucestershire....
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Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (2.6 miles, 4.2 km, direction S)
Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this hotel boasts stunning views over the Cotswolds countryside. Just 3 miles from the town of Stroud, it has free Wi-Fi, free parking and a restaurant....
More info and book online.. Price from £55.00
Nearby travel help
|Stroud Station||(0.5 miles, 0.7 km)|
|Stonehouse Station||(2.3 miles, 3.7 km, direction W)|
|M5 Junction 13||(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction W)|
|M5 Junction 12||(4.6 miles, 7.3 km, direction NW)|
|Bristol International Airport||(33.0 miles, 53.1 km, direction SW)|
|Birmingham International Airport||(52.9 miles, 85.2 km, direction NE)|
|Stroud to London||(91.6 miles, 147.4 km, direction E)||