Things to do & Places to see.
Stroud is centrally placed in the Cotswolds and therefore we are the perfect base for exploring the area. There are so many things to do and places to visit - it would be impossible to list all. Below are just some ideas:-
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The Roman Town of Corinium with its inspiring church and award winning museum. Or travel to the nearby Roman Villa at Chedworth. Alternatively, pay a visit to the Cotswold Water Park.
Cheltenham & Gloucester
The Regency Town of Cheltenham boasts many attractions including boutique shops, cafe's, bars and of course a number of festivals (Jazz, Literary, Cricket and Horse Racing). Gloucester's cathedral and historic docks merit a visit.
Properties to visit
Try Kiftsgate Court Gardens or Kelmscott Manor (William Morris's house, founder of the Arts and Crafts movement). Prince Charles' house, Highgrove and its gardens are at nearby Tetbury (where there is also the Highgrove Shop). Berkeley Castle and Sudeley Castle and The National Trust properties of Hidcote House & Gardens and Snowshill are rated very highly.
Westonbirt Arboretum is spectacular (especially in Autumn) and if you enjoy walking, the Cotswold Way is nearby and the breathtaking Malvern Hills are only an hour away by car.
Visit the award winning Farmer's Market on a Saturday. Go to the Woolpack Inn at Slad, heart of Laurie Lee country (Cider with Rosie).
Local Villages to visit
Bibury - with its trout farm and the famous Arlington Row.
Minchinhampton- with its Common adjoining that of Amberley and Rodborough and great views of the Five Valleys, the River Severn and Wales.
Nailsworth- William's Kitchen delicatessen and Hobbs Bakery not to be missed.
Painswick- famous church with 99 Yew Trees in churchyard.
Slimbridge- with its Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust sanctuary set up by Sir Peter Scott.
Winchcombe- visit Belas Knap, one of the finest Neolithic burial chambers in Britain.