things to do in Stroud

Things to do in Stroud

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Use our guide to discover the best things to do in Stroud

With historical properties, breath-taking scenery and family-friendly attractions, you will never be short of things to do in Stroud. 

During your holiday in the Cotswolds, you will discover many different things to do in Stroud.

Stroud Attractions

Woodchester Mansion stands as a unique, unfinished Gothic house – certainly one of the more unusual Stroud attractions. With missing floors and ceilings as well as many other peculiar features, be sure to visit this quirky thing to do in Stroud. The Museum in the Park offers an intriguing insight into the area’s past, set within a 17th-century wool merchant’s house. Discover over 4,000 objects on display, as well as a modern art gallery there to admire.

Stroud Activities

Make the most of the choice of activities in Stroud. Enjoy a gentle stroll along the Stroudwater Navigation which boasts walking trails, or visit Stratford Park with its leisure complex and miniature railway. Alternatively, head further out to Coaley Peak for a tranquil picnic next to outstanding views and an ancient burial site.

Things to do near Stroud

If you fancy a day out in the surrounding area of the Cotswolds, there’s plenty of things to do near Stroud. Explore the chocolate-box village of Bibury, spend time in the bustling city of Gloucester, or visit Chipping Campden. There are even more destinations throughout picturesque landscapes, including Moreton-in-Marsh, Cirencester, and the spa town of Cheltenham.

You will never be short of things to do in Stroud by using our carefully crafted guide.

Images of Woodchester Mansion and Coaley Peak by: Philip Halling; Image of Stroudwater Navigation by: Christine Johnstone

  • Coaley Peak

    Coaley Peak

    21 Rock Road
    GL10 3TP

    01452 814213

    A popular picnic site just outside the town of Stroud, Coaley Park offers views over the Severn Valley and towards the Forest of Dean.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Museum in the Park

    Stratford Park
    GL5 4AF

    01453 763394

    Nestled in the grounds of Stratford Park, this museum charts the history of the town of Stroud and the surrounding district.

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  • painswick rococo garden

    Painswick Rococo Garden

    Gloucester Rd
    GL6 6TH

    01452 813204

    When it comes to The Cotswolds, beauty is in abundance and Painswick Rococo Garden is no exception! This gorgeous garden is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors.

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  • Stratford Park

    31 Stratford Rd
    GL5 4AJ

    01453 766771

    A Green Flag awarded area of the town featuring a lake, arboretum, bandstand and large parkland, as well as a children’s play area, miniature railway tracks, a museum and leisure center complex.

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  • Stroudwater Canal

    Stroudwater Navigation

    01453 752568

    A canal that originally linked Stroud with the Severn Estuary, Stroudwater Navigation has recently been partially restored, offering a number of picturesque walking trails along its lengths.

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  • Woodchester Mansion

    GL10 3TS

    01453 861541

    Building work started on this impressive Gothic mansion in 1857 and stopped part way through the 1860s. It has been left unfinished ever since with ladders and tools still sat where they were left more than 150 years ago.  

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