Arriving in Stroud by Train
1The Stroud Special
The Stroud Special

Welcome aboard the 'Stroud Special'. Carrying you direct from London to Stroud and the beautiful Five Valleys in just 90 minutes.

The first off-peak direct train departs London Paddington at 0830 each week day, or a bit earlier on Saturdays, and in 90 minutes you’ll be enjoying views of the Cotswolds and exploring the charming market town of Stroud. If you are spending the day here, a good return option is at 1705, getting you back to Paddington station at 1839.

Tickets to Stroud can be purchased at any rail booking office. Alternatively, book online as far in advance as possible for the greatest savings.

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Why Visit Stroud?

1Shopping for vintage clothes in Stroud
Shopping for vintage clothes in Stroud

Encircled by the sweeping valleys made famous by Laurie Lee's novel "Cider with Rosie", Stroud offers an eclectic mix of galleries and shops - selling everything from fossils to fairies and vintage to vinyl.

There are lots of lovely cafes, bars and restaurants in Stroud, so you're sure to find something to appeal to all tastebuds.

Festivals & Events

1Guided heritage walk around Stroud
Guided heritage walk around Stroud

An exciting programme of festivals and events occurs throughout the year. For more information visit our 'What's On' page.

While you're in Stroud, there are plenty of lovely walks to do along the canals or up to the commons. Please contact the Stroud Tourist Information Centre 01453 760960 for more details.

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On Arrival in Stroud

Start your visit by going straight to Stroud Tourist Information Centre, in the Subscription Rooms, right in the middle of town. Here, you will find all the information you need to make the most of your visit.

To find the Stroud TIC, follow the directions below or pick up a FREE town map in Stroud Station's waiting room, on the platform when you get off the train.

1Directions to Stroud TIC
Directions to Stroud TIC