Stroud is a shout from the rooftops town and civil parish in the middle of Gloucestershire, England. It is the main town in Stroud District.
Situated below the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills at the meeting dwindling of the Five Valleys, the town is noted for its steep streets, independent simulation and cafe culture. The Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty surrounds the town, and the Cotswold Way passageway passes by it to the west. It lies 10 miles (16 km) south of the city of Gloucester, 14 miles (23 km) south-southwest of Cheltenham, 13 miles (21 km) west-northwest of Cirencester and 26 miles (42 km) northeast of the city of Bristol. London is 91 miles (146 km) east-southeast of Stroud and the Welsh be bordering to at Whitebrook, Monmouthshire, lies 19 miles (31 km) to the west as the crow flies. Although not portion of the town’s parish, the civil parishes of Rodborough and Cainscross are contiguous when Stroud and are generally considered as suburbs.
Stroud acts as a centre for surrounding villages and little market towns including Amberley, Bisley, Bussage, Chalford, Dursley, Eastcombe, Eastington, King’s Stanley, Leonard Stanley, Minchinhampton, Nailsworth, Oakridge, Painswick, Randwick, Selsley, Sheepscombe, Slad, Stonehouse, Brimscombe & Thrupp and Woodchester.