Local Area / Things To Do

Rodborough CommonNational Trust - Minchinhampton and Rodborough Common

Fabulous views and great walks. From Rodborough Common you can see across the Severn Vale to the Forest of Dean and the Welsh hills in the background. Plus it is also known for its wild flowers and butterflies.
Minchinhampton Common has burial mounds and the remains of a defensive earthworks known as The Bulwarks.

Thistledown Farm Thistledown Farm

Thistledown is an organically managed farm that includes over seventy acres with spectacular valley views, lost hay meadows and tranquil woodland glades. Offering visitors the experience of many natural environments, wildlife, historical features, sculpture, art and rural crafts,
Open seven days a week, 10am to 5.30pm. Admission charge

Ruskin Mill Ruskin Mill

Arts & crafts centre in a old mill with a working waterwheel. Regular exhibitions, evening events & classes. 
Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth, 4 miles south of Stroud. Admission free.

Woodchester Mansion and Park Woodchester Mansion and Park

Set in 400 acres of landscape park, Woodchester Mansion is an architectural masterpiece of the Victorian age abandoned by its builders before it could be completed.

Westonbirt Arboretum Westonbirt Arboretum

An historical collection of over 3,000 different trees and shrub species many of which are rare or endangered in their native lands. Covering six hundred acres. Located on the A433 approximately 3 miles south east of Tetbury. Admission charge.

Chavenage Chavenage House

Chavenage manor house, with parts of the building dating back to 14th century. Open to the public from May to September on Thursdays and Sundays from 2 - 5 pm (Last tours start at 4.30 pm). Also open on Bank Holidays Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Admission Prices include a guided tour of Chavenage.

Dunkirk Mill Centre Dunkirk Mill Centre

Dunkirk Mill Centre Working water wheel directly powering a rare piece of historic textile machinery.
Only open on certain days in each month so check the website (visit us) for more information. Also note there is only disabled parking - you will have to park on the cycle path car park in Nailsworth and walk down to the centre via the cycle path. Admission charge.

Frocester Tithe Barn Frocester Tithe Barn

2 miles south west of Stonehouse, SO7802. 16th century tithe barn, gatehouse and courthouse.
Upkeep donations welcome. Open all year during daylight hours.

Stroud Nearby Towns

The ancient market town of Tetbury. Famed for it links to Prince Charles, visit the Highgrove shop or take a tour of the many antique shops.       

Nailsworth is the nearest town to the Weighbridge Inn with William's Fish Market & Food Hall and Hobbs House BakeryNailsworth has justifiably got itself a reputation as bit of a foodie place.