Royston Cave


*** THIS VISIT IS NOW FULL. Please email if you would like to go on the waiting list. ***

Royston Cave was discovered in 1742. Its walls are covered in carvings, mainly in medieval style and many depicting Christian images. Its origins are unknown but theories include links to the Knights Templar, the Freemasons, Lady Roisia (the wife of William the Conquerer's steward and after whom Royston is thought to be named) and a meeting place of ley lines.

The tour lasts one hour: there will be a talk of about 40 minutes then up to 20 minutes to look closely at and photograph the images should you wish to.  (This compares to the standard public tour of 30 minutes.)

This is a cave so access is unfortunately not available to all. Entry is via a flight of steps and a concrete ramp.  There is no seating.  Full details, and photos of the entrance tunnel, are given on the cave's website

The cave's location and parking information is shown on the town map. Meet at the cave entrance at 14.25 ready to start our tour promptly at 14.30 (it is in the alley to the left of the Cave Shop (when looking from the street) - see Google Street Scene). Note there are no toilets at the cave. 

Booking is now open to LALG members, £10pp. Non-members can book from 25 June: £12pp - £10 to be paid online and a further £2 to be paid in cash on the day.

Tickets and Booking Information Depending on the card you use to pay, you may be asked to approve a payment of £0. This is a quirk of the software - you will be shown the correct amount on the next screen.

While you are in Royston, you may also like to do the town trail.

Contact Details

See Group Contact.