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Royston is a market town which grew up where two ancient roads crossed: the Icknield Way and Ermine Street.

Accommodation in Royston area

Royston & District Museum ½ mile

Displays cover the history of Royston and the surrounding area. Ceramics and glass collection. Tel. 01763 242587.
Open WThS 1000-1645. Also Easter-Sep, Sun & BH 1400-1645.

Royston Cave ½ mile

A cavern in the shape of a beehive which may have been dug in the 14th century. Extensive wall carvings depict religious scenes. Guided tours. Tel. 01763 245484.
Open Easter-Sep, SSu & BH (also Wed in Aug), see website for tour times. The Cave is liable to flood and may be closed after heavy rain.

Royston map
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays
National Trust Holidays

Imperial War Museum Duxford by taxi

A large museum of aviation history at the historic RAF airfield. See famous aircraft including the Lancaster, Spifire, Concorde and Vulcan, plus historic aircraft being restored for flight. Battle of Britain exhibits and 1940s Operations Room. Land Warfare and Air & Sea exhibitions. American Air Museum. Royal Anglian Regiment Museum. Events include` major Air Shows (see website for dates). Children's playground. Café and restaurant. Tel. 01223 835000.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Taxi: see Royston station poster.
The Museum is 1¾ miles from Whittlesford Parkway station. Taxis are also available from Cambridge and buses operate from Cambridge on Sundays.

Wimpole Estate NT by taxi

There's a great deal to see and do at Wimpole with the Hall's impressive Georgian interiors and more intimate rooms, basement tours, a Walled Kitchen Garden, large Park and the Home Farm with daily farm activities. Restaurant and cafés. Tel. 01223 206000.
Open mid Feb-Oct, Daily 1030-1700. Nov-mid Feb, limited opening, see website. Park open daily all year dawn-dusk.
Wimpole Estate is 5 miles from Shepreth station.