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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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  • I notice that someone has rated Lincoln Cathedral as rubbish. They are obviously idiots. I have visited several times and never leave without marveling at the pure majesty of the place. The sheer size...  more »
  • We managed to just hop on the tour and it was so interesting and informative. Learnt a lot! Lots of interesting things to see and was lovely and peaceful.  more »
  • Beautiful cathedral in the heart of Lincolns historic bailgate area. they have lot of events on here and have plenty for all the family  more »
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  • One of the wonders of the Medieval England, absolutely magnificent. So stunning architecture. The stained glass windows they take your breath away they are so beautiful. The history of this building is so interesting. There is a lovely little cafe for refreshments and a cute little gift shop. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I can't stress enough how beautiful this cathedral is. If you have never been I highly recommend you do.
  • From outside it is impressive; inside is even more so. The size, structure and atmosphere compares well with any of the churches in Rome. The quality of workmanship is excellent. It is good to see that there is restoration work going on. The library is also worth a visit, with some old books on display. The stairs are quite narrow and may not be suitable for everyone.
  • It's pretty great on the outside, if you aren't a student you have to pay to go in and look around, even then, I doubt you get to see everything. It's an £8 admission fee so don't bother going inside unless you're really interested. You can see the entire thing in street view anyway, so if you really want to see inside but don't want to spend money, just look around in street view. It's definitely worth looking at from the outside though, especially once there's events like the Christmas Markets on.
  • A stunning building which is worth a visit if you believe in the church or not. The architecture is amazing and so well preserved. It has facilities to help those needing assistance and it is open for all. No discrimination here, men women and kids are all welcome. The grounds are well maintained and look stunning. The whole area is worth a visit and I will be back
  • Is this the finest cathedral in England? The answer is yes, it most certainly is. Its location and profile above the town is enough to pip all but Durham, and architecturally it even beats that northern Norman wonder, thanks to its eclectic mix of Norman, Early English and Perpendicular styles. Take time to examine every bit of texture on the outside and the incredible ceilings inside.
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