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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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  • What can I say about this fantastic place! Yes the tickets might be a hassle to be sorted but I would spend 2 Hours trying to get a ticket to come here, First thing you see coming from the SOUTH WEST A46 From Newark and the A15 From Scunthorpe and the A57 From A1 And coming from skegness is the magnificent cathedral which stands out at any time of day, It is worth going here even if you live in London just a place to be! I always go on a Friday and never get sick of it as the Tour guides tell you so much facts as if you go to a history class you will be guaranteed to get an A Or even A+ From the knowledge of the guides, Just something to come to and to take the kids for a nice day out and the Imp that you can see at the Eastern far end of the cathedral is worth paying 50p! That's all I have to say about this fabulous cathedral in Lincoln!
  • Beautiful expansive cathedral, fantastic lighting inside and out. Really enjoyed exploring this wonderful building.
  • 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
  • Lovely cathedral with amazing stained glass and beautiful craftsmanship. Definitely returning regularly