DISCOVER ALL OF THE THINGS TO DO IN STROUD
Doubletree by Hilton Cheltenham is certainly one of the most convenient places to stay near Stroud.
Located just 90 minutes by train from London, this market town and civil parish in the centre of Gloucestershire is known for its role during the Industrial Revolution and its reliance on Cotswold sheep to supply its trade. Nowadays, Stroud offers a plethora of independent shops, indulgent cafes and art galleries that will see you wile the hours away each time you visit.
Take a Walk along the Canal
An important trading location in the 19th century, canal transport links are currently undergoing restoration as part of a partnership between Stroud District Council and the Cotswold Canals Trust. Walk along the tow path and you can still spot the former textile mills; the Canal Visitor Centre at Wallbridge Lock has more information.
Step back in History
For those who are further intrigued by history, you can visit former working mills offering guided tours so you can see for yourself what life was like in those times and learn more about the Industrial Revolution. Notably, Stroud railway station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel of Clifton Suspension and Tamar Royal Albert bridge fame, so even if you don’t arrive by train it is worth photographing and seeing for yourself.
Enjoy the Beautiful City Views
Renowned as being home to one of the best Farmers’ Markets in the country, you are never short of things to do in Stroud – be it shopping, sightseeing or sampling Cotswolds’ finest wares. For ramblers and walkers, there is The Cotswold Way that runs through Stroud; for sightseers Rodborough, Minchinhampton and Selsley Commons are the perfect spot to gaze at beautiful views as you overlook the town and is a popular spot with artists who want to be inspired.
Discover the City’s Creativity
Boasting all the bustling life of the city with the charming and quaint aspects of the countryside, Stroud is known for its contemporary arts scene – Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ made the five valleys around the town famous and to this day many creatives including writers, craft makers and artists call Stroud their home. As a result, there are many independent shops and galleries to choose from should you wish to indulge in some culture!
Regular events include Select Festival for textiles, Stroud Fringe for music showcases and SITE Art Festival that grants the public access to artist’s lives and processes through open-studio tours.
If you are looking for further places to visit near Cheltenham and want to book one of the most comfortable places to stay near Stroud, then our hotel is the perfect base for your day trips and travels.