Trading times for the Centre**
Mon – Sat: 8am – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am – 4pm

* Bank Holidays and Christmas trading times may vary.
**Extended trading times apply to leisure operators

Getting Here


Getting here by train

Stroud (Glos) train station is just a few minutes walk from Merrywalks Centre and can be easily reached within walking distance into the town centre.

For full details visit the National Rail Website -


Getting here by car

Stroud is located off junction 13 of the M5 motorway and at the intersection of the A46 from Gloucester and Cheltenham to the North and Tetbury to the South and the A419 from Cirencester to the East. From junction 13, follow the A419 into Stroud town centre and then follow the A46/Merrywalks MSCP signs.

From the South follow A46/A419 into Stroud town centre and then follow the A46/Merrywalks MSCP signs.  From the North, follow A46/A4173 into the centre and then follow the Merrywalks MSCP signs.


Getting here by bus

For the latest timetables, visit this page on the Gloucestershire County Council website or


Getting here by foot

The Merrywalks Centre is conveniently located in the heart of Stroud town centre directly adjacent to one of the main retail thoroughfares; King Street. The centre can also be reached via Merrywalks (A46), the main bus stop hub for the region’s bus routes.



A taxi rank is conveniently located at the western end of King Street, on the corner of Rowcroft and George Street.


Car parks

The Merrywalks Centre multi-storey car park comprises  226 (includes Halfords 12) spaces including 6 disabled bays.  Access to the car park is via Bath Street (Off Gloucester Street) close to the intersection of A46 (Merrywalks) to the West, B4070 to the East and A46 (Beeches Road) to the North.

The car park is operated for business Monday – Sunday, all hours, on a daily basis throughout the year with the exception of Christmas Day. The site is staffed on a daily basis by a Stroud District Council car parking attendant between the hours 7.00am to 5.30pm, supported by an off-site management team. 

During periods outside of these staffed times, the site is remotely managed using intercom located at access barriers & ticket dispensers, pay stations and exit barrier.

The Merrywalks Centre car park is operated on a 'Pay and Display' basis, and has three pay on foot machines accepting debit/credit cards, notes and change located on the Merrywalks, Mall and Upper car park levels. 

Stroud District Council operates the multi-storey car park For any enquires regarding the Car Park please contact their Community Safety service on 01453 766321.

Car Park Prices

Up to 1 Hour£0.80
Up to 2 Hours£1.40
Up to 4 Hours £2.10
Up to 6 Hours £3.00
Up to 24 Hours£6.00
Night rate (between 8:00pm and 6.00 am)£1.50

Season Tickets

Monthly £43.00
6 Monthly £245.00
Up to 24 Hours£5.00
Night rate (between 6:00pm and 8.00 am)£1.00 (Maximum)

Penalty Charge: Maximum £70