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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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  • A wonderful cathedral to just wander around and enjoy the stunning architecture. This is well worth a visit and we will return. 
    A wonderful cathedral to just wander around and enjoy the stunning architecture. This is well worth a visit and we will return.  more »
  • It is strange visiting since the refurbishment, as one eats in what was my school form room back in 1961! 
    It is strange visiting since the refurbishment, as one eats in what was my school form room back in 1961!  more »
  • The work done in the past few years has resulted in a really wonderful visitor experience - we stayed over with the intention of booking 2 tours in addition to the inclusive Floor Tour. Having failed....  more
    The work done in the past few years has resulted in a really wonderful visitor experience - we stayed over with the intention of booking 2 tours in addition to the inclusive Floor Tour. Having failed....  more »
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  • As a non religious person it was still an amazing opportunity to see the architecture from year's gone by. The pure scale of the building is amazing and all before huge cranes and lifts. The cathedral was free to enter although there was a small charge if you wished to take the extended tour, which I believe also had a guide. If you take the very informative open top bus tour it will save you the long trek up Steep Hill and you can use the bus 'Hop on/off' for two days.
  • We have had the chance to visit the Cathedral which was splendid for a donation of £5 each, which seems reasonable when you think of the splendour of the monument. A woman from the church was also so welcoming and friendly. She really mare us appreciate our visit. And the attached pictures do not do justice to the beauty of this Cathedral.
  • Loved our family day trip out to you today. The moon was fantastic. We loved seeing the history and learning about everything that goes on here. Kids enjoyed the interactive room at the end. Thanks for a great day
  • Amazing stonework, really fascinating, beautiful cathedral. Lots of dragons. A lovely peaceful atmosphere despite it being busy. They've made it welcoming for children too with a backpack to borrow with things in to bring it to life for them and binoculars and a guide of things to spot. My kids especially enjoyed the discovery room at the end which had some toys, crafts and dressing up.
  • Wonderful Cathedral and well-worth a visit to Lincoln to wander the grounds and admire the soaring architecture. You can enter and get a reasonable view of the vast interior but to explore further costs a whopping £9 per head (£7.50 for concessions). We didn’t think it was worth the more than £40 cost for our family group. Shame. But all the same a great place to visit. BTW, Im sure anyone would love to live in one of the (Georgian?) terraced houses opposite the front of the cathedral and near the arched gateway. The whole area is a delight and worth the climb from Lincoln’s town centre. I’d definitely come again and if it was just me, I might just be prepared to fork out the £9 to peek in the nave and around the transept. There are also cathedral tours by enthusiastic guides. BTW, if you think you hear a weird deep sound on entering or exiting the cathedral, it’s not a mouse treading on the organ console - it’s Lucy the Dragon embedded in the nearby castle walls!

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