There are few places as unexplored and tranquil as Stroud - it's the perfect place to live in the UK. Stroud is loved by its residents and the tens of thousands of tourists that visit the area every year. Put simply, Stroud is a market town nestled in the Cotswolds - it's a place where you can relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. There's no smog or endless torrents of traffic in Stroud - it offers a sharp contrast to the UK's busier areas in and around Birmingham, Manchester and London.
There's plenty to do in Stroud, which is good news for everyone - there are lots of bars and pubs where you can sample locally brewed beers and freshly cooked foods. There are also lots of great shops in the area selling everything from handmade goods to locally sourced, fresh produce. Stroud also plays host to various festivals and events all year round - it is a hub of activity. The beauty of Stroud is that it's surrounded by other Cotswold towns and villages - there's something to do all year round.
The scenery around Stroud is something that attracts hoards of tourists - it's the perfect place to spend time at one with nature. The Stroudwater canal walk is really popular - everywhere you look in the area there are vast, rolling fields just waiting to be explored. Stroud is an extremely desirable place to live - so why look anywhere else?