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National Rail | station code RYS

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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.
Open from Spring 2022, see website.

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.
Open Easter-Sep, SSu & BH, see website for tour times. The Cave is liable to flood and may be closed after heavy rain.

Royston map
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps
Ordnance Survey Maps

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.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1000-1800. Nov-Mar, WThFSSu 1000-1600.
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.
Open Apr-Oct, Daily 1030-1600 (Hall 1200-1500). Nov-mid Feb, see website. Park open daily all year.
Wimpole Estate is 5 miles from Shepreth station.

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