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Lincoln Cathedral

Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
+44 1522 561600
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The purpose of our visit was to see the Bomber Command chapel and we weren't disappointed: a... read more

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Helen V
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Beautiful have to visit the Cathedral. Is stand out from others i have seen. Though costs 8 pounds... read more

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'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles' - John Ruskin Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. Remigius, the Bishop who built the earliest part of the Cathedral in the Norman style, came over with William the Conqueror. Later, in Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. Everywhere you look there is the most intricate detail, walls, roofs elaborated by the finest carving. From the time of the death of the saintly Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Avalon who so lovingly restored the Cathedral after an earthquake in the 12th century, thousands of people have come on pilgrimage to this place of pilgrimage, holiness and prayer. In 1215 another Hugh Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was present at Runnymede along with Lincolnshire's Cardinal Archbishop Stephen Langton. When King John agreed to the barons' demands, copies of Magna Carta were made and distributed to sheriffs and cathedrals throughout England. Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta is one of only four from the original distribution still in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of its city.
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Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
+44 1522 561600
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The purpose of our visit was to see the Bomber Command chapel and we weren't disappointed: a fitting tribute to all those brave young men who did their duty during WW2. I was amazed at the space within the cathedral. The stained glass windows are...More

Thank Helen V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful have to visit the Cathedral. Is stand out from others i have seen. Though costs 8 pounds each which is expensive it is a yearly ticket but i would guess most people are tourist that visit but still worth seeing it inside.

Thank Natsfran
Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful visit we recently made to Lincoln Cathedral. Our guide Kenneth really contributed to this enjoyment due to his amazing knowledge delivered in a most informative but light hearted and humorous way. Thank you for making our visit so interesting Ken, hopefully we...More

Thank robmH7823BA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We could not come to Lincoln without visiting such a beautiful place very well maintained and has good access took plenty of pictures it is one of the best cathedrals with outstanding views

Thank LondonJcp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral. Lincoln is a great town to visit, no large crowds and beautiful scenery. The cathedral was quiet and peaceful.

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an awe inspiring Cathedral. The outside is an impressive piece of architecture that is a tribute to the men and women who had the vision to create it as a symbol of their faith in God. The inside of the Cathedral is enormous...More

Thank 88five05
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didnt expect the cathedral to be so impressive, the roof top tour is must for anyone not afraid of heights. Great activity for very little cost.

Thank Gavin R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The beauty of the this building never fails to amaze me. The fact humans designed and built that magnificent building in a time with no machinery is astonishing.

Thank Vicky F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited a couple of times. As my family was visiting we decided to give them the grand tour of lincoln which includes the cathedral obviously. As always a massive feat of engineering and very beautiful

Thank LsCarter88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very impressive and intresting, not expensive to get in and a good learning curve for both adults and children, the reviews on this site says it all,a must visit.

Thank tony g
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Mike C
30 April 2017|
Response from Martyn A | Reviewed this property |
In this area, there is plenty to do so you could plan for the majority of the day. There is the cathedral, the castle and the local streets/shops of interest. There are car parks nearby so you don't have to climb the steep... More
Brian E
29 April 2017|
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Response from TimUK |
Yes, as of May 2017 dogs are allowed.
28 October 2016|
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Response from pandajo5 | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral is at the top of Steep Hill. I am unsure about parking as we walked in, but I do know there is a shuttle bus that takes you up and down steep hill, so that may be an option for you.