Stroud is the regional and administrative centre for the south-west of the Cotswolds and the Severn Vale with excellent road and rail links to the rest of the country. Surrounded by exceptionally varied countryside, Stroud lies at the confluence of five valleys, each with its own distinct character. The town owed its prosperity to the wool trade initially (including supplying cloth for uniforms to both sides in the Napoleonic Wars), more recently it has developed a reputation as a popular centre for the arts and local culture within the Cotswolds.
The town has a mainline railway station with ample parking in the vicinity (London Paddington from 95 minutes) and connections to Swindon, Cheltenham and Gloucester. Junction 13 of the M5 motorway for accessing Bristol, the south-west or the Midlands is only miles to the east and there are three international airports little over an hour's drive away (Bristol, Birmingham or Cardiff).
Stroud is particularly fortunate in having quite excellent schools for all ages within its vicinity, including Stroud High and Marling in the state sector and Beaudesert Park and Wycliffe College amongst others. It is also a major centre for employment and has a modern college.
Murrays Stroud Office serves the town, adjacent villages and down onto the Severn Vale to the west. It works closely with its sister offices at Painswick and at Minchinhampton and The Mayfair Office in central London.