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Lincoln Cathedral

Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
+44 1522 561600
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Very Worthwhile Visit

This is a very interesting Cathedral to visit. The history is extensive and on both tours that is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holmfirth, United Kingdom

If u like looking round churches and cathedrals and you enjoy history then this is the place for... read more

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'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles' - John Ruskin Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. Remigius, the Bishop who built the earliest part of the Cathedral in the Norman style, came over with William the Conqueror. Later, in Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. Everywhere you look there is the most intricate detail, walls, roofs elaborated by the finest carving. From the time of the death of the saintly Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Avalon who so lovingly restored the Cathedral after an earthquake in the 12th century, thousands of people have come on pilgrimage to this place of pilgrimage, holiness and prayer. In 1215 another Hugh Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was present at Runnymede along with Lincolnshire's Cardinal Archbishop Stephen Langton. When King John agreed to the barons' demands, copies of Magna Carta were made and distributed to sheriffs and cathedrals throughout England. Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta is one of only four from the original distribution still in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of its city.
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Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting Cathedral to visit. The history is extensive and on both tours that is the inside and the roof tour the voluntary guides were very well informed. As someone who had never really thought about visiting Lincoln, I was very impressed.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If u like looking round churches and cathedrals and you enjoy history then this is the place for you. This place is jaw droppingly awesome. The sheer size makes you wonder at how it was ever built in the first place over a thousand years...More

Thank JL W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having visited quite a few English Cathedrals over the last few years I must say that Lincoln Cathedral has probably been my favourite. A colossal structure that dominates the skyline and is a visual treat both inside and out. Amazing collection of stained glass windows...More

Thank RichardWhitelegge61
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a look around . Avoid a woman(?)Kate, as nice as she looks. If looks could kill! dislikes children?

Thank kellyjay20004
Reviewed 5 days ago

The cathedral is a very impressive building that is steeped in history. Our roof tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a great manner with the visitors. It was a highlight of our day in Lincoln.

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The steep climb up to the Cathedral Quarter is well worth it. This impressive cathedral is superbly maintained and the interior is spectacular.

Thank 501rayf
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just live visiting this beautiful building ... always find something new & interesting xxxxx Can't wait to go again real soon.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 6 days ago

A truly amazing cathedral, both inside & out. Came here on 8th Dec 2017 via the Lincoln Christmas market entrance was free (normal entrance fee is worth the money at other times) - but a donation of £3 upwards is recommended and I would recommend...More

Thank 375Christopher1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What to look out for: Beautiful architecture Incredible stained glass windows 'The Forest Stations' - 15 modern wooden carvings telling the story of the crucifixion Free admission on Sundays Well worth a visit; be prepared to be amazed

Thank lesley h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunnning. A must do if your visiting Lincoln. If your visiting the castle also, make sure you ask for a ticket package that includes both places you will save £5.50 per person.

Thank Darren H
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5 January 2018|
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Response from Edward C | Reviewed this property |
Vandalism by parliamentarian iconoclasts during the English civil war. They stabled the horses in the Cathedral.
6 December 2017|
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Response from Sarah C | Reviewed this property |
absolutely - the history, the drama, the knights and crusaders buried there, the Tudor graffiti of ships on walls behind columns, the magic of Imps, the worn away stones from thousands of pilgrims who came to kneel at St... More