Plan Your Visit


Plan Your Visit

Greystones Grundon Discovery Barn

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Please note that Greystones Café is closed until Easter but is still available for private bookings.

Where is Greystones?

Located just on the outskirts of the busy Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Greystones is within walking distance of the village.

How do I get there?

Just a short distance from the centre of the village, head for Bourton-on-the-Water which is located on the A429 between Cirencester and Stow on the Wold.

  • From Gloucester, take the A417 to the Air Balloon roundabout then take the A436 through Andoversford which will lead you onto the A429. Head into the village on Station Road and Greystones can be found a couple of hundred yards before the coach park.
  • From Cheltenham, take the A40 to Andoversford before joining the A436, eventually linking up with the A429 outside Bourton where Greystones can be found along Station Road heading into the village.
  • From Bristol, head north on the M5 and exit at junction 11A. Follow the A417 and take the A436 towards Andoversford and follow the above instructions for Gloucester and Cheltenham.

If using a sat-nav use the postcode GL54 2EN.

Park at the coach park on Station Road, a short walk from Greystones, where there is space for over a thousand vehicles. This is a pay and display car park. Admission to Greystones is free.

There is no public parking at Greystones and it is difficult to turn vehicles in Greystones Lane. However, the coach park on Station Road is very close to Greystones and offers space for over a thousand vehicles. This is a pay and display car park. Admission to Greystones is free.


(C) Nick Turner


Greystones Lane, the area around the visitor centre (including the Discovery Barn, café and toilets), and the path leading past the Freedom Milking Parlour to the iron-age roundhouse are all wheelchair and pushchair accessible. Parking for blue badge holders is available on site, although it's recommended to phone the office on 01451 810853 to confirm and get directions before visiting.

Opening times

Nature reserve: seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Greystones Café is currently closed until Easter but is still available for private bookings.

Café and Discovery Barn: Thursday to Sunday, and bank holiday Mondays, from 10am until 4pm. 

The Discovery Barn is also open Mondays to Wednesdays when volunteer cover allows. If you are planning a visit on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and would like to visit the Discovery Barn please phone the office on 01451 810853 to confirm whether it will be open.

What's the admission cost?

Greystones is completely free to visit - there's no admission fee to pay.

Other useful information

We welcome dogs at Greystones, however all dogs must be kept on leads and are not permitted inside the Discovery Barn or cafe. We have a pooch park outside the café and outside seating; you are welcome to park your pooch and come in or make your order via the external service hatch and sit outside.

Greystones is a working farm, there are grazing cattle and farm machinery on site.

Upcoming improvements: please note that during winter 2018/19 we will be building an additional toilet block close to the Education Room and an undercover seating area adjacent to the café; while improvements are in progress we will be open as usual.

The Oxfordshire Way long distance path, which starts in Bourton-on-the-Water and ends 68 miles eastwards at Henley-on-Thames, runs through the reserve.

Public transport

The nearest bus stop to Greystones is outside Bourton-on-the-Water post office, a 10-minute walk away. The 818 service runs from Stow-on-the-Wold while the 802 service operates from Kingham.

Other public bus routes to Bourton-on-the-Water arrive in the village from Cheltenham, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Norton and Witney.

The closest train station is at Moreton-in-Marsh while Kingham Station operates trains from London Paddington. 

Who to contact

If you have an enquiry related to Greystones call the office on 01451 810853 or email