Royston cave welcomes first visitors of 2015

Royston cave guide James Robinson outside the cave

Royston cave guide James Robinson outside the cave - Credit: Archant

Royston’s most famous landmark is once again open to visitors.

Royston Cave opened its doors again on Saturday after being closed during the winter months.

A total of 58 visitors were welcomed into the cave for its grand opening.

Cave manager James Robinson said: “The cave is totally unique and there is nothing else like it anywhere else in the world. The people that came were fascinated by the carvings and the cave’s unique atmosphere.

“I have yet to have a visitor that was unimpressed and this weekend was no exception. It was a great start to the season.”

Last year the cave welcomed more than 2,500 visitors from all over the world, an increase in 10 per cent over the previous year.

James said: “2014 saw the completion of the long standing conservation project which means the cave is much more stable and therefore fit for many years to come.

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“Last year was a good year and we hope to do even better this year.”

The cave, which is below in Melbourn Street, will be open to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays from 2.30pm to 5pm through until the end of September.

Last entry is 4.30pm each day.