If you live around the Stroud valleys you will know that it is one of the most beautiful places not only in the Cotswolds but the UK as a whole. If you have an older relative coming to stay or they are being looked after by Homecare Stroud what can you do for a quick day out? Here are a few ideas.
An Ice cream at Winstones. Take a trip up to Rodbourne Common for some of the finest locally produced ice cream there is. You might even meet some of the cows responsible? You can park right next to the shop and there are some wonderful views for you both to take a look at.
If you’d like a longer trip then a visit to the Cotswold Lavender Farm is easily reached. You can see the beautiful purple flowers starting to come to life and have a nice cup of tea with it as well. After that you can buy some of the wonderful products that they make there.
Take a seat on the Gloucestershire heritage railway and complete a scenic round trip of over 26 miles. The road is the main line from Birmingham to Cheltenham on the old Great Western Railway, which used to operate from Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets are moderately priced and the major stations have free parking.
Maybe you enjoy looking for antiques? In the Cotswold area, there are so many market towns with antiques and vintage shops, but Cirencester is one of the favourite places to go. In the Corn Hall, frequent activities take place, with antiques and collectables on sale every Friday. The Cirencester Antiques Centre, Stokes William H Antiques, Hares Antiques, and Paul Reeves Furniture & Artefacts are permanent stores to enjoy.« Back