Mini guide to Royston
Located between Luton and Cambridge to the north of London, Royston is a busy
market town with a rich history and is the point at which the ancient Roman roads
of Icknield Way and Roman Ermine Street meet. Royston is known for its outstanding
gardens, an intriguing man-made cave and many historical buildings.
Royston Cave is unique in Britain in that the construction is in the shape
of a bell with medieval pagan carvings from the 13th century as well as 19th
century graffiti. Wimpole Hall and Home Farm is also a big attraction in Royston,
with its 18th century house, museum, Chinese bridge and children's adventure
Royston is easy to get about on foot due to its compact size and there are
three worthwhile museums here: Royston Museum, which retells the history of
Royston; The British Museum of Miniatures, which includes the largest dolls
house in the world and a huge miniatures shops; and Bassingbourn Tower Museum,
housed in an Airfield Control Tower from WWII.
The Royston Sport For All Centre has excellent sporting facilities including
football, netball, hockey, basketball and two floodlit tennis courts. Despite
its small size, Royston has a good selection of restaurants and a dozen pubs,
as well as a cinema.
Nearby towns to visit on a day trip from Royston include Letchworth, Baldock
and Hertford, while Cambridge has England's second oldest university, also one
of the world's most prestigious, and is renowned for its superb medieval cloisters
Royston lies midway between the A1(M) and M11 motorways and is reached via
the A505. Two trains per hour arrive in Royston from London's Kings Cross Station,
while trains also run via Cambridge from Stansted International Airport. Additionally,
National Express coaches have services to Royston throughout the day from Victoria
Coach Station in London.
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