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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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  • Not much to say really apart from it's an absolute must see. Hard to get to on foot from the city due to Steep Hill, so if you are of limited mobility, best to drive to the far side of the Cathedral....  more »
  • A very impressive sight, towers above the city. The architecture is fabulous and the location incredible, the very steep walk up to it is well worth it.  more »
  • We were heading north & decided to break our journey as we had tried to visit Lincoln Cathedral previously but failed. Gosh it is decidedly an old 'town', and were both pushed climbing the steep road....  more »
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  • First class cathedral for an important historic city. This imposing near 1000 year old structure dominates the city from its high setting. Interesting interior, with friendly staff on hand to help. Dual tickets that cover a visit to next door castle are available as well. Nice cafe too. Highly recommended.
  • Pretty spectacular architecture, nice environment. Close to the Castle worth a visit too - better for the kids more activities and space. There's not a joint entry fee for both attractions which is poor. The city is interesting and immediately adjacent. More of an adult day out - good city walk with information and guide. Great choices of independent food outlets.
  • Beautiful cathedral. Very reasonable ticket price (£8 per adult) and joint ticket price for castle (£18 per adult). Good to see renovations and upkeep work to keep the place going, would definitely visit again.
  • Fantastic place to visit. Really stunning architecture and some mind-boggling stonework and the sheer scale of craftsmanship takes your breath away! One of those 'must see' places if you're in Lincoln. Also the area around the cathedral is lovely to wander around as is the castle which is very close by.
  • What an impressive building, what an amazing beauty! It stands on top of the hill and you can see it from many miles away. The locals that have been away are astonished when they see it from far away when returning. It's when they first realise that "home is near."
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