Royston Cave

Open every Saturday, Sunday and the August Bank Holiday.
Tours at 1pm, 1.40pm, 2.20pm and 3pm.


Royston Cave

Royston Cave is an enigma. No records of its age or purpose exist. Some theories suggest it was used by the Knights Templar, others by King James I and the Freemasons.

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.

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. For more information, visit the Royston Cave website.