Royston Cave

 

Discovered by accident in 1742, Royston Cave has continued to baffle visitors for centuries. Man-made and beehive shaped; the cave is cut 25ft into the chalk that underlies Royston’s ancient crossroad, Ermine Street and Icknield Way. 


The cave’s carvings are extensive and mainly Christian in depiction. They include the hand of God, crucifixion scenes, St. Katherine and St. Christopher. Elsewhere are figures of a horse and an Earth Goddess, believed to be Pagan symbols for fertility. Beside the carvings, the cave was found containing a human skull and fragments of a drinking vessel.

No records of its age or purpose exist. Some theories suggest it was used by the Knights Templars, others by King James I and the Freemasons.

In the company of our expert guides, take an unmissable tour and explore this unique, world famous heritage site. Learn about the cave’s secret past and delve into the mysterious world of the Templars.

Discover the mystery beneath Royston.

 

 

 

Tickets available from this activity

Sunday 28th April 2019

2.00pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm or 4.00pm

Each winning ticket admits entrance for 2 people. They may be used on the 2.00pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm or 4.00pm tour. You will be contacted before the day to confirm which tour you will attend.

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Sunday 5th May 2019

Tours at 2.00pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm or 4.00pm

Each ticket admit entrance for 2 people. They may be used on the 2.00pm, 2.40pm, 3.20pm or 4.00pm tour. You will be contacted before the day to confirm which tour you will attend.

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Katherine's Yard
Melbourn Street
Royston
Hertfordshire

SG8 7BZ
Website
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Phone
01763 245484
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Standard ticket prices
Adult £5, Seniors £4, Students (with valid student I.D £4, Child £2, Babes in Arms free.
Nearest Station
Royston, 1 mile
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