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A tour of Jewish Stroud is probably best combined with a visit to nearby Cheltenham to which it is historically linked. Stroud itself still preserves much of its picturesque if gritty mill-town atmosphere as well as many of its older buildings. The industrial past of the town is recounted in the local museum. The main Jewish site in the town is the former synagogue in Lansdowne Road, now a private residence and business. This is off the Slad Road, which can be reached by the A46 at its west end. Otherwise a tour of the Lansdowne district - the Jewish area of the town - is worthwhile and where some of the old Jewish domestic and business addresses can be seen, mostly in the near vicinity of Slad Road and Lansdown Road. Also the sites of the former mills which employed the local Jews can be visited. Most of the sites are private and can only be seen from the street.