Stroud Special
1The Stroud Special
The Stroud Special

Welcome aboard the 'Stroud Special'. Carrying you to Stroud and the five valleys.

The first off-peak train departs London Paddington at 0948 each week day, or a bit earlier on Saturdays, and in just over 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.

The Stroud Special ticket can be purchased at any rail booking office and is valid on any train on any day of the week for £41 return. Alternatively, book online as far in advance as possible for the greatest savings. 'Cheapest Standard Single' tickets from £8 each way.

Show your return ticket from London to Stroud in any of the participating businesses on the links below, to receive discounts and special offers in more than 45 shops in Stroud.

Link to Stroud Shopping Directory 1Stroud Shopping Directory 1 - Find out which shops offer discounts

Link to Stroud Shopping Directory 2Stroud Shopping Directory 2 - More discounts

To download the Stroud Special Leaflet click on the link below

PDFPDF Stroud Special Leaflet (2MB)

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 cafes, galleries and shops - selling everything from fossils to fairies and vintage to vinyl.

Shops displaying the Stroud Special logo (see above) will offer you a special discount. Find out which shops to visit on the shopping directory links above.

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.

A number of guided walks have been created to coincide with the Stroud Special, please contact the Stroud Tourist Information Centre 01453 760960 for more details.

A Link to What`s on -

On Arrival in Stroud

Stroud Special Visitors. 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

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