Stroud is a great point to discover the Cotswolds. With easy access to Bristol and the South West, it is just ten minutes from Junction 13 of the M5.
Not everyone wants to get to such a beautiful part of the Country by the most direct route! So for those who wish to explore the picturesque country roads there are scenic routes to and from Stroud. For example, coming off the A419 at Aston Down Airfield, prior to entering Stroud, allows the motorist to drive across Minchinhampton Common and Rodborough affording breathtaking, panoramic views of the National Trust Common.
Or departing the A419, a driver may choose to take the Road Signs marked "Scenic Route", outside J Sainsbury at Dudbridge and follow the road through sleepy villages, wooded countryside and Selsey Common, from which, on a clear day you can see the Brecon Beacons.
Cheltenham, Stow on the Wold, Gloucester, Tetbury, Cirencester (A419) and Bath (A46) are also all close by. See Google Maps.
Stroud has a number of long and short stay car parks which are well sign-posted throughout the town.