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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. 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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  • To get the best experience go on one of the free tours. The guides are very experienced and knowledgeable with their anecdotes and historical facts. You can also climb the tower and enjoy the views fr...  more »
  • For so long I've wanted to visit the largest cathedral in the Midlands and I was not disappointed. A lovely mix of ancient and modern: the wooden stations of the cross are thought-provoking, the stain...  more »
  • A truly stand out example of beautiful cathedral buildings. You can easily while away a good few hours here. The coffee shop is excellent. Although you pay admission,if yiu are able to Gift Aid your p...  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