December 16th Candlelight Opening
are by timed ticket only. Every 25 minutes starting from 10am to 12:55pm
Tickets only available on the day from:
The Royston Information Centre in the Library on Market Hill Royston SG8 9JN (from 9am)
Buy your tickets early as last year we sold out by 10:30!
per adult (16 plus) Enjoy a mince pie in the Library courtesy of the Royston Information
1.50 per child
No charge for ‘babes in arms’
Accompanied children only
No wheelchair access
No pets allowed (except registered guide dogs)
Enjoy a mince pie in the Library courtesy of the Royston Information
Royston cave reopens on 31 March 2018 but private
visits outside our opening hours can be arranged.To arrange one, contact us here
Please note: the Cave is completely closed for private visits from 2 October to 5 December inclusive
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.