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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Well worth a visit! Lincoln itself is beautiful and the Castle is a day in itself, but the catheral along with the Bishop's Palace is a must do for any history lover. 
  • stunning to look at. amazed at the architecture. didn't what to look at first. very pretty location next to the castle. we took the roof top tour which goes twice a day and is well worth the extra fou...  read more »
  • Dating back 705 years this Cathedral is 450 years older than America, till the Post Office tower was built in London in the 1970s it was also the talllest building in the UK. So the Cathedral is old a...  read more »
  • Lincoln cathedral is quite possibly one of the most beautiful buildings ever constructed. You should visit and take the time to learn about it's history and enjoy it's beauty. Trust me, it's worth it. Take a vacation in Lincoln for that matter. I know it may sound funny, but do it for me please. My last visit to Lincoln Cathedral was a sad one. It was October 1985, I was 13 years old. My father, sister, myself, family members and friends were there to bury my mother. I was born there in 1972. I now live in Florida and absolutely love it here, I would love to see Lincoln now, I'm sure it's changed a lot, and I'm sure the cathedral looks as beautiful as ever, watching over my mother.
  • What a fabulous peace of architecture. The building and surrounding area is simply stunning. The feeling of history oozes through the walls. Unfortunately, like other great cathedrals and historic buildings the entrance prices are becoming to high and therefore these iconic buildings are isolating themselves to the few who can afford to visit them....Shame
  • Wonderful cathedral, so much to see. Listened to excellent visiting choir Friday 26th August from All Saints Leighton Buzzard
  • I may be slightly biased, being a Yellowbelly by birth, but the cathedral is my favourite building in the world. The cathedral commands views from every direction and is immensely impressive but the true beauty is not revealed until you get up close - and what's harder to imagine is that up until the 16th century the main tower actually had a spire that made it twice as high. For those with a view to the modern as well as the past it is well worth visiting the chapter house as it filled in for Westminster Abbey Dan Brown's Davinci Code. Occupy the kids for ages by getting them to walk around the inside of the cathedral and trying to find the Lincoln Imp.
  • This is a stunning building with an incredibly rich history. If you get a chance, try to catch the Rooftop Tour, it's a very different kind of look behind the scenes that takes you up to the bell ringers room, above the main ceiling of the cathedral where you learn a bit about the construction and then out onto the roof itself where you get a stunning view of the city and surrounding area. Well worth the time and cost.
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