Mike Boyes

Greystones, located close to Bourton-on-the-Water, is a unique place for people and wildlife, 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 teaming 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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