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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

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Architectural Building Historic Site
An ornately decorated, imposing Gothic exterior conceals the equally impressive and elaborate interior of the medieval Lincoln Cathedral. Construction was believed to have been first begun in 1185 on this 143.3 m (470 ft) tall structure. The cathedral towers over the city of Lincoln with its carved ramparts, intricate arches and windows, and Baroque statues. Entrance is free if you attend one of the weekly services, and you can check the cathedral's website for a schedule if you'd like to attend one of the regular music performances. To visit Lincoln Cathedral and get the most from your holiday in Lincoln, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lincoln itinerary builder.
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  • Amazing architecture, stained glass windows and artefacts Delicate carvings in masonry around alter was particularly enchanting - just unbelievable how creative the tradesmen were such a long time ago...  more »
  • Oddly hidden in the centre of town, you can't see it until you are up close, then you stare up in wonder at the magnificence of the masonry. So many different patterns in the stonework. Is deceptively...  more »
  • Love the cathedral, makes me proud of my county, the whole cathedral quarter is special, makes Lincoln stand out as a great place to visit  more »
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  • The most amazing cathedral I have ever visited! Spectacular stained glass windows,and architecture and attending the Choral Evensong was a highlight. A definite 'must-see' for anyone visiting Lincoln!
  • Nice building with lovely carvings and marble work. Service was on when we arrived and the singing added to the ambiance of the visit. Unfortunately the service was behind closed curtains so we didn't actually see it. Thought entry price was a bit on the high side considering there were also donation boxes in several areas. Food in Cloister Refectory was delicious. Loved the Burne-Jones stained glass.
  • Went on the Tower tour today. Fantastic experience, photo opportunity and all for only Ā£4. Lasts an hour. Not for those with bad knees, fear of heights or small spaces šŸ˜Š. Will be going again on a sunny clear day. Well recommended!
  • One of the icons of theological architecture from medieval England. A quirk in the internal layout can lead one to underestimate the size of the cathedral; you could stay for an hour as you try to find the legendary Imp.
  • This cathedral and its surroundings are beautiful, the cathedral is huge and there is som many things to see around. The entrance is not free but it's definitely worth a visit, you can also buy combined tickets for several historic places. The cathedral is very well located and there is plenty of paid car parks very close.

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Where to stay in Lincoln

For easy access to Lincoln's historical sites, shopping, and entertainment, stay close to the old town center.Ā An alternativeĀ option to pricey hotels, self-catering apartments offer spacious rooms and private parking, all within walking distance of the city's historical castle and cathedral. To escape the crowds and enjoy an authentic Lincolnshire experience, consider staying in the surrounding countryside, which is dotted with charming B&Bs and family-owned cottages.
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