10 Things to Do in Royston That You Shouldn't Miss

July 18, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Discover the best top things to do in Royston, United Kingdom (UK) including Royston Picture Palace, Royston Cave, The Red Cow, Chrishall, Glazed Creations, Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery, Apocalypse Paintball, Royston Golf Club, The Boars Head, No.3 Royston, Virgin Balloon Flights - Royston.
Restaurants in Royston

1. Royston Picture Palace

Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA, England
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
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0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Royston Picture Palace

Reviewed By Carly E - London, United Kingdom

Love that Royston has this little gem!
Tickets are value for money unlike the big cinemas!
Visited last August 2015 when I was 8 months pregnant to watch Magic Mike with my Mum and Sister. Lol The lovely volunteers/staff were so nice, one even worried that I might go into labour considering what we were watching! Lol
The venue is large, sound and picture were perfect.
My children have since been to see the screening of Star Wars and they won the fancy dress and got 2 free tickets to see another movie as well as popcorn, drinks and sweets!
They're due to see another movie soon!
Why go anywhere else when this is on your doorstep!? :)

2. Royston Cave

Melbourn Street | Katherine's Yard, Royston SG8 7BZ, England +44 1763 245484
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Royston Cave

Royston Cave is a bee-hive shaped man made cave cut into the chalk beneath Melbourn Street and decorated with religious and secular carvings on almost every wall. Some of the carvings are easily recognised as the Crucifixion, St Catherine, St Christopher and St Lawrence, but others still defy positive identification. Most do however appear to be medieval in style. There are numerous theories as to the origin and use of the cave although none are conclusive owing to a lack of hard historical evidence. The theories include the cave having been a hermitage, an early Freemason's lodge, a gaol and a secret meeting place for the Knights Templar. Interestingly, the latest research carried out by the curator at the Royal Armouries Museum indicates that the carvings are unlikely to have been made before 1350.

Reviewed By Peter F - Adelaide, Australia

Under the main road in Royston, it is fascinating. Old carvings and interesting commentary. This is not a polished tourist destination, but rather an interesting local historical place dating back to "who knows?" At GBP5 per person, it is dirt cheap and worthwhile visiting.

3. The Red Cow, Chrishall

11 High Street, Royston SG8 8RN, England +44 1763 838792
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

The Red Cow, Chrishall

Reviewed By SueCambridge2014 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Visited with friends for a Friday night meal. Very cosy inside with beams, roaring fires and worn leather sofas. Service was very friendly and efficient They do a great G& T. Everybody was happy with their food. Generous portions and the pies got a very good review from those that had them. Felt as if we got good value for money and would happily go back.

4. Glazed Creations

3 Baldock Street, Royston SG8 5AY, England +44 1763 249800
Excellent
89%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 27 reviews

Glazed Creations

Glazed Creations is a paint-your-own pottery studio. We pride ourselves on being welcoming to painters of all ages and of all artistic abilities. We have a wide range of items to paint, and a number of techniques and tricks to help you get a final piece that you are proud of. Staff are on hand with advice as needed and to assist with obtaining baby hand and footprints to help even our youngest customers create special keepsakes. Booking is recommended.

Reviewed By Wendy M - Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Just spent a lovely evening painting a platter for christmas.
Although I am not very good ,I had a brilliant time. The hosts were very encouraging and there if you needed help ,thankyou ladies.Already booked to go bauble painting in December .
Give it a go ,be very surprized if you don't enjoy it .

5 Lower King Street, Royston SG8 5AL, England
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Royston and District Museum and Art Gallery

Reviewed By Liz W - Royston, United Kingdom

An amazing collection of artefacts memorabilia and pictures having lived in Royston for many years the museum has worked tirelessly to maintain the history of our town.Always adding to it over the years ,it gives people
Ike myself an insight into our town in the past

6. Apocalypse Paintball

Old North Road, Royston SG8 5JS, England +44 1763 244855
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Apocalypse Paintball

Reviewed By spansr

This was part of an Xmas Present from my brother-in-law, who is really in to outdoor activities, I myself haven't run about in anything like this since I was about 12... So you can Imagine how this was going to go down...
We arrived pretty early and spent the whole day there, The staff were excellent and very professional, and we had a full safety briefing before any of us were allowed anywhere near the equipment.
They have different games and in the morning there was only a few of us which really helped me as it was my first ever time paint-balling, in the afternoon there was enough people to make up two teams of more than 20 people in each, believe me there were paint-balls in every direction, all in all it was an absolutely awesome day.
I would like to say especially a big thank you to Markey for his help and support throughout the entire day, thank you, really great guy.
The staff even went out on our behalf and purchased lunch, which we only had to pay for at the end of the day.

7. Royston Golf Club

Baldock Road, Royston SG8 5BG, England +44 1763 243476
Excellent
35%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Royston Golf Club

Reviewed By Getabout01 - Cambridge, United Kingdom

Played here the other day, the bunkers are in need of attention which they are receiving. Hopefully, this will help to improve the condition of some of them requiring attention. The rough has been considerably cut back making finding balls off the fairways easier. Still there is the big issue of walkers not paying attention and walking and even sitting on fairways as you are about to play. This is an unnecessary distraction and can spoil the game for players. There are enough signs about but unfortunately some walkers do not pay any attention and are not familiar with the rules on the course.

8. The Boars Head

35 Market Hill, Royston SG8 9JU, England +44 1763 245281
Excellent
46%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
22%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

The Boars Head

Reviewed By TiredTrotter - London

Historic, half timbered pub which was first licensed when George III was on the throne. It serves four different cask ales including two rotating guest beers - plus hot meals, sandwiches and cakes etc. The beer is kept in good condition - and of course there is lager etc on offer too :( My wife says the wines she has had here are also good.
The ambience is usually good, with well chosen but discrete music on offer and no Television constantly on (yeah!) though a big screen is available for special events. Pub quizzes are held and table games are available. The landlord and staff are eager to welcome new clients and make people feel at home.
It can get busy on Friday and Saturday eves so choose midweek if you prefer a quieter drink. Watch your head as you approach the bar - the 18th century ceiling beam is low!

9. No.3 Royston

3 Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7BP, England +44 1763 407980
Excellent
100%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

No.3 Royston

No.3 Royston sells unique and contemporary products that are 100% hand-crafted by local crafters. The quality is high and the prices are affordable so if you want to buy something very different then come to see us. We also have a supplies section and run workshops. On the 2nd Saturday of the month we run the Royston Craft Fair at Royston Town Hall from 10-3.

Reviewed By VHCScotland - Scotland

If you are in (or near) Royston, this is a real must visit shop. It is full of beautiful handmade products from local makers in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. In my pre-Christmas visits I picked up some real treats for family, including a printed tea towel,...MoreThank you so much for your lovely review! We have over 50 local crafters selling in the shop who all make amazing creations.

10. Virgin Balloon Flights - Royston

Therfield Road | Royston (Greys), Royston SG8 9NW, England

Set in the beautiful North Chilterns lies Greys Farm. A Virgin Balloon flight will take you over the rolling chalkland, formerly grassland, with its distinctive patterns of old beech copses and hedgelines, sparsely decorating the landscape. Other sights from your balloon may include Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, with its vast parkland it creates the perfect back drop for a balloon ride.

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