Glow of Royston Cave brings a touch of Christmas magic

Christine and Chris Scholfield

Christine and Chris Scholfield - Credit: Archant

About 100 people descended into the belly of Royston Cave to witness the magical moment it was lit up with candles as a special Christmas treat at the weekend.

Cave manager, James Robinson with Anne Harding and Jessica Kerr

Cave manager, James Robinson with Anne Harding and Jessica Kerr - Credit: Archant

A steady stream of visitors graced the Royston landmark on Saturday, taking it in turns every 20 minutes to soak up the atmosphere.

Andy, Cameron, Joshua and Wendy Webb

Andy, Cameron, Joshua and Wendy Webb - Credit: Archant

Cave manager James Robinson was really pleased with the turnout.

Yvonne Clapham and Fraser Clapham

Yvonne Clapham and Fraser Clapham - Credit: Archant

He said: “It was absolutely amazing.

Visitors in Royston cave

Visitors in Royston cave - Credit: Archant

“Everything went smoothly and the candles just lit up the cave in an almost magical way.

The Royston Cave is a popular tourist destination in the summer.

The Royston Cave is a popular tourist destination in the summer. - Credit: Archant


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“You could almost imagine you were back in medieval times.

“All the visitors seemed very pleased with what they saw and many of them were surprised at how deep down the cave was.

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“They said it was great that we have such a fascinating location in Royston.”

The cave opens during the summer months, and will reopen on Saturday, March 26.

To find out more about the cave and the summer opening hours, visit the website at www.roystoncave.co.uk.

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