See & Do

Explore Royston’s mix of heritage, gardens and green open spaces.

Enjoy the green open spaces of the award winning Priory Memorial Gardens and the open views from Therfield Heath, with its woodland footpaths, the rare pasque flower and chalk tracks. For a pleasant hour-long stroll around the town centre streets, discover the rich history highlighted in the Town Trail.

Enjoy modern activities such as swimming at the Leisure Centre or watching the latest films at Royston Picture Palace.

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Priory Memorial Gardens

Royston’s well landscaped Priory Memorial Gardens have been awarded multiple Green Flag awards for their excellent use of green space.  The gardens themselves are a delight, with seasonal displays of perennials, mature woodland and bedding plants, making this an attractive place to walk through or to sit and watch the world go by.

Royston Cave

Discover Royston Cave, hidden beneath Melbourn Street. It was discovered purely by accident in 1742 when a millstone was found just beneath the surface of the ground. The removal of the millstone revealed a vertical shaft into the chalk, which on investigation led into a cave hewn out of the solid chalk.

Royston Information Centre

Discover what there is to see and do in Royston at the new Royston Information Centre (RIC). Located in Royston Library, the RIC is dedicated to providing high quality visitor information and promoting tourism in our town. There is also an opportunity to test your knowledge of Royston’s history using the new touchscreen interactive quiz!

Royston Leisure Centre

Royston Leisure Centre offers a gym, group exercise classes, swimming pool and a sports hall. The gym is superbly equipped with the latest Technogym equipment with state of the art interactive viewing screens allowing you a choice of viewing.

Royston Library

Royston’s well-resourced library is part of the Hertfordshire Libraries network. Events such as toddler tales and baby rhyme time cater for the youngest visitors, and an extensive catalogue of books, audio books, magazines and DVDs, and extensive online services, mean all interests are catered for.

Royston Museum

Explore the rich and diverse collection at Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery. The Museum celebrates the wonderful stories of Royston and its people, from the Ice Age through to the present day.

Royston Parish Church of St John the Baptist

Discover Royston Parish Church in the centre of the town. All are welcome to join the services on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and take part in the various activities at Royston Parish Church, where you will receive a warm welcome.

Royston Picture Palace

Enjoy the best films at Royston’s very own friendly cinema. Royston Town Hall turns into a state-of-the-art digital cinema on weekends, so grab some popcorn from the kiosk, sit back and enjoy the best in recent films.

Royston Splash Park

A brand new Splash Park aimed at young children and their families opened in Royston’s Priory Memorial Gardens in the summer of 2016.

Royston Town Trail

Discover Royston’s fascinating past on this guided walk around Royston town centre. Starting at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, 31 town trail markers guide you around the town, taking in historical points of interest.

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