CAVE BY CANDLELIGHT SATURDAY MORNING DECEMBER 3rd
Viewing times – every 25 minutes from 10am with the last visit at 12:55pm
Entry by timed ticket only, available on the day from the Royston Information Centre
in the Library on Market Hill, Royston, SG8 7JN (Open from 9 am).
Prices: Adult 2.50, Children (5-15) 50p. No advanced booking.
Royston Cave is an enigma. No records of its age or purpose exist, but it is manmade and contains an extensive range of wall carvings representing the Crucifixion, the Holy Family and several saints including St Katherine, St Laurence and St Christopher. Other carvings are less easily identified and have been interpreted as possible pagan symbols.
Some studies have drawn comparisons with Knights Templar sites. Others point to possible Masonic symbols, that could link it to James I who maintained a hunting lodge at Royston. Some believe the Cave is a spiritual centre where two ley-lines cross.
Whatever your interest, the Cave remains a mystery and a visit to make up your own mind is a must!
Royston Cave is proud to support the Heritage Watch Scheme.
Watch the ITV news report about Heritage Watch and the Cave here.