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Greystones, located close to Bourton-on-the-Water, is a unique place for people, wildlife and farming, with a history stretching back 6,000 years.
We hold events and courses for children and adults, and Greystones is at the heart of our new education sessions for primary school children.
The nature reserve here is open to the public all year round, and features rare trees, ancient hedgerows, the River Eye, and a lake teeming with wildlife. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its wildflower meadows.
People have met, lived and farmed at Greystones continuously for thousands of years, and the site has fascinated archaeologists for centuries. It is the location of one of Europe’s earliest known towns and has been officially recognised for its important historic remains. Today, visitors are invited to explore Greystones and to find out about its role in shaping this part of the Cotswolds.


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  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets


Entry to the site is free, and some school visits may be offered free - please see our website or contact us for details.

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Provision of materials/equipment/livestock
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

School holiday family events throughout the year.


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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