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.
Steeped in history dating back to the 12th century, Royston is proud of its rich heritage, which includes: the Augustinian Priory, of which the Parish Church of St John the Baptist contains the only surviving fragments; the medieval Royston Cave, whose purpose has been puzzling historians and visitors since its rediscovery in 1742; and the Roysia Stone.
Explore the open views from Therfield Heath, with its woodland footpaths, the rare pasque flower and chalk tracks. Therfield Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and local nature reserve, known locally as Royston Heath.