About Royston

Royston removalsRoyston is situated on the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, offers much of the individual character of a traditional market town.  The market has been here since 1189 and survives to this day.  The town has several historic buildings and an unusual man-made cave with medieval carvings and is unique in Britain if not the world.

Royston was an important town during the reign of King James I. On his journey south from Scotland to London, after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, he stopped here to hunt for three days, and returned to Royston thereafter as often as the cares of state permitted. His hunting lodge in Kneesworth Street is now known as the Old Palace. Many of the other large buildings in the center of the town were the homes of the nobles at the King’s court. The desk at which King James signed the death warrant of Sir Walter Raleigh is still preserved at the Old Palace.

Dick Turpin is reputed to have operated in Royston and to have stabled his horse in the town.

There are several public houses in Royston, the oldest being the Bull Hotel a coaching inn dating back to before 1520  and  the recently opened Witherspoons Manor House along with several excellent restaurants catering for all tastes.

Royston removalsIt has several excellent schools, parks and an award winning leisure center, Tesco’s and Morrisons, several B&B’s, new BMX skatepark and of course the Heath public recreation area.  This provides outdoor space for all of Royston’s local sports clubs of which there are many as well as an excellent clubhouse, golf course and fantastic open space for dogwalkers, ramblers etc.

The growth of the town has been influenced by its good road and rail connections. The railway from Kings Cross to Cambridge via Royston is now electrified. From Royston the main roads A10, A14 and A505 lead to Cambridge and London, Huntingdon and the North, Hitchin and Newmarket respectively.

Perhaps Royston’s greatest pride are the town centers Priory Memorial Gardens dedicated in 1953, having been bought and laid out by public subscription as a memorial to those who gave their lives during the Second World War.

Royston has a village feel but the advantages of a large town with many people either never leaving or many returning here to raise their children in this community orientated town.