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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

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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. With our custom trip planner, Lincoln attractions like Lincoln Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Having visited a number of other cathedrals some years ago I was not sure what to expect. We took the guided tour and our guide was so knowledgeable. Would recommend doing this. We learned so much and...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in England, a marvel of medieval construction from the Normans on, and spectacularly sited so that it can be seen from many miles around.  more »
  • For a birthday treat to myself I booked a few days in Lincoln for some serious sightseeing. I was not disappointed. Lincoln is divided into uphill and downhill. I stayed uphill, just a short distance ...  more »
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  • A very enjoyable afternoon touring the Cathedral and the guided tour was very interesting and the guide very friendly and knowledgeable. Great city to visit my 2nd visit and won't be the last! xx
  • Great cathedral. Lovely building. The stained glass windows are magnificent. It's a beautiful place to visit steeped in history. The walk up the hill is definitely worth it. Will definitely visit again
  • This is a beautiful cathedral, well worth a visit. Best of all is the roof tour which is on twice per day which takes you into hidden places with wonderful views.
  • A magnificent cathedral. Take a walk around the outside, to view it from various angles before exploring the inside.
  • Beautiful inside. Good information. Stunning modern wood craved stations of the cross. Lit up at night and worth the trip.

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For easy access to Lincoln's historical sites, shopping, and entertainment, stay close to the old town center. An alternative 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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