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Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 561600
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11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the...

'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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Fantastic Catherdral

We visited here whilst staying in Lincoln for the weekend. We visited on a wet Sunday , on Sunday's due to the services in the cathedral you do not have to pay to get in and... read more

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited here whilst staying in Lincoln for the weekend. We visited on a wet Sunday , on Sunday's due to the services in the cathedral you do not have to pay to get in and payment is made on donations. The cathedral is amazing as good as York Minster amazing stain glass windows lots of informative information on the... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited very early in the morning as the winter sun was coming up. The exterior of is building stunning. When we entered you could not help but be in awe of the beautiful wooden workmanship that had gone into the alters and furnishings. The history of the place is immense and we did not have enough time to explore... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a Sunday during the Xmas markets, a beautiful cathedral with very interesting history and construction. Highly recommeded.

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Hinckley, England, United Kingdom
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Fantastic building with many superb exhibits and artefacts. The wood carvings of the crucifixion are fantastic and one of the great modern installations. Highly recommended

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lincoln Cathedral sits on top of the hill of the city and can be seen for miles around. Built around1092 it is one of the most magnificent buildings you will ever see. Originally it had large wooden towers on top of all three towers and was in its day the tallest building in the world. Whatever I write here can... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While walking round the Christmas fair we ventured into the Cathedral for a quick look but stayed a while,we spoke to a very knowledgable Lady who told us about some of the history I was spell bound it's as if you close your eyes and imagine how awesome it would sound full of people and music it blew me away

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I guess I'm biased as I live in Lincoln. But, this wonderful cathedral never ceases to amaze me.set high on a hill it can be viewed all over the city and surrounding areas for miles. In my opinion it is one of the best in the country.

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Thank Christine F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a very big cathedral and there are many things and different corners to see, very helpfull staff inside.

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Thank Isabel B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OK so you have to pay a fortune for the tours but we booked the normal cathedral tour plus the roof tour. The cathedral tour was fine. No more or less than expected but the roof tour. Wow!OK, so there's lots of steps. You're walking in the cathedral eaves after all but it was amazing. Plus you get to go... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kindom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited December 2016 with family members. A very interesting and beautiful Cathedral. Very friendly people to help you if needed. The vaulted ceiling is exceptional and it is well worth a visit. Nice to light a candle in memory of family members no longer with us. Would recommend a visit if in or around Lincoln.

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