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Royston is a town in Hertfordshire.

Royston Church

Get in[edit]

Royston is easily accessible by rail (on the Kings Cross/Cambridge line) and has good road connections north/south on the A10 and east/west on the A505.

Get around[edit]

Map of Royston

There is a bus service round the town - the number 16 bus links various locations such as the train station, the town hall and the local supermarket to the residential areas of the town approximately every 45 minutes, though it's not that big a place so you can walk wherever you need to go. There are also buses to other nearby locations

  • 18 Royston to Buntingford - 7 times a day during the week, with connections there to Hertford [1][dead link]
  • 90/91 Royston to Letchworth via Baldock - 3 times a day during the week [2][dead link]
  • 127 Royston to Guilden Morden - 5 times a day during the week [3][dead link]

There is also an express coach run by National Express that links Royston Tesco to Luton Airport, Hemel Hempstead, Heathrow Airport and Cambridge. Tickets for this service are limited and best booked online. This service runs 9 times a day, 7 days a week, but does not run from the Town Centre. [4][dead link]

The train station in the town centre has trains that will take you to Cambridge, Ely and King's Lynn, as well as Letchworth, Hitchin and Stevenage on the way to London and (occasionally) further to Gatwick Airport and Brighton


Royston Museum
Plate I from Joseph Beldam's book The Origins and Use of the Royston Cave, 1884 showing some of the numerous carvings.
  • Royston Museum.
  • 1 Royston Cave. Open to the public during the summer on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons. Discovered by accident in 1742, the cave features carvings which depict Christian icons in a medieval style, and some earlier Pagan symbols. Royston Cave (Q3117172) on Wikidata Royston Cave on Wikipedia
  • 2 Wimpole Hall and Home Farm, Wimpole Estate, Arrington, SG8 0BW (8 miles north of Royston), +44 1223 206000, . A 200-year-old working farm and historic country house. See rare breeds of sheep, historic farming methods in use today, and wander through the landscaped country park. Particularly popular during the March/April lambing time. Wimpole Hall (Q8023577) on Wikidata Wimpole Estate on Wikipedia


  • Therfield Heath. An unspoiled area ideal for walkers, runners, etc. on the western edge of the town. Contains wide variety of plants and is the centre for the town's rugby, cricket, hockey and running clubs.


Royston High Street

Shop in the high street with some delightfully old fashioned stores, alongside some modern chain stores. Nothing as big as M&S but you can get most things in the town if you look. The town centre also offers a bakers, "Days", and several charity shops.

There is also a market held every Wednesday and Saturday, as well as an occasional Farmer's or Italian market.


There are plenty of places to eat in addition, food is usually available in the public houses.

Indian restaurants[edit]

  • The Royal Bengal Tandoori Restaurant, 55 High Street.
  • Ashiana Spice Indian Restaurant, 7 Baldock Street.

Indian takeaways[edit]

  • Massala Indian Takeaway, 73 Kneesworth Street.
  • Mughal Kitchen Indian Takeaway, 7 Kneesworth Street.
  • Ashiana Indian, 7a Baldock Street.
  • The Royston Tandoori, 4 George Lane.

Fish and chip shops[edit]

1 Fish 'n' Chick'n, 17-21 Kneesworth Street,G8 5AA.

  • Master Fryer, 15 Angel Pavement.

Chinese restaurants[edit]

  • Mulan, 11 Kneesworth Street. Peking Szechuan Cantonese
  • Rasa Sayang, 26 High Street. Chinese & Malaysian Cuisine

Chinese rakeaways[edit]

  • Wing On. Chinese Takeaway
  • Lotus House, 25 Market Hill.

Italian restaurants[edit]

  • Palazzo, 41 Kneesworth Street.

Thai restaurants[edit]

  • Thai Rack @ Glass House, 29 Kneesworth Street.
  • Lumpini Thai & The Jockey, 31-33 Baldock Street.


1 Jolly Postie, 2 Baldock St, SG8 5AY, +44 1763 248 734.

  • Coach and Horses
  • Jockey
  • Chequers
  • Green Man
  • Boars Head.
  • Heath Sports Club on Therfield Heath.


Rooms available at The White Bear public house and at The Green Man.

  • Cambridge Motel (approx 3 miles north of Royston on the A10). provides accommodation and can cater for events, such as weddings, company parties, etc.

1 The Old Bull Inn Hotel, 56 High St, SG8 9AW, +44 1763 242003.

2 Banyers Hotel, 16 Melbourn St, Royston SG8 7BZ, +44 1763 290 530.

Bed and breakfast[edit]

3 South Farm, South Farm,SG8 0HR. High quality bed and breakfast.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Royston
Cambridge  NE  S  BuntingfordHertford

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