Royston Cave now open for summer visitors as one of Britain's most unique heritage attractions

By Layth Yousif

10th Apr 2024 | Local News

Royston Cave reopens for summer. CREDIT: Royston Cave
Royston Cave reopens for summer. CREDIT: Royston Cave

Royston Cave reopens for summer

Royston cave walls

Thought by many to be a Pagan site situated on the Mary and Michael Ley lines, experience one of Britain's most unique attractions and bask in the cave's energy.

Royston Cave is now open until September 29.

£10 Adults  

£4 Child 

£8 Concession

Under 3 years free

There are not many tickets for April left, so plan ahead rather than be disappointed on the day.

Open Saturday and Sunday afternoons

Discovery 

A recent study on the designs of the crowns, swords and costume depicted in the cave suggest that the carvings were likely made in the mid-1300s.

Royston Cave was discovered by accident in 1742 by workmen erecting a bench in the butter market above.

A millstone was found in the ground which, when lifted, uncovered a vertical, well-like shaft.

Toeholds had been cut into the chalk to form steps. A small boy was volunteered to make the first descent and found the cave to be filled with earth and debris. 

In the expectation of finding treasure, the shaft was enlarged and the cave was emptied, uncovering extensive carvings in the lower part of the chamber.

No scientific archaeological investigation was made at the time but according to Rev. G. North, who visited the cave shortly after its discovery, the contents included a skull, some decayed bones, fragments of a small drinking vessel and an unmarked piece of brass

     

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