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Lincoln Cathedral

Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
+44 1522 561600
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Enormous and very interesting historically

A must-see. Exterior enormously impressive, but the interior was a bit drab, apart from the... read more

Reviewed today
Chris W
Cranfield, England, United Kingdom
Stunning Building

You can see the Cathedral from miles around as you approach Lincoln. Once you get up to it the... read more

Reviewed today
Durham, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1522 561600
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Reviewed today

A must-see. Exterior enormously impressive, but the interior was a bit drab, apart from the fabulous stained glass windows. A floor tour was part of the package - well worth it.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed today

You can see the Cathedral from miles around as you approach Lincoln. Once you get up to it the sheer scale of the building becomes evident. We visited on a Sunday and could only access the first part of the Cathedral as there was a...More

Thank Brufsters
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here on a day out from Nottingham. It didn't disappoint. The outside of the cathedral is certainly imposing, while the inside is quite stunning. The stained glass windows are very impressive. You can feel the history while in this cathedral. However we only...More

Thank John D
Reviewed yesterday

A really beautiful piece of England's hertitage, well worth a visit. The artitecture and stained glass windows are stunning, and there is a real feeling of peace and tranquility. It is easy to spend hours looking at the intricate details of the interior, especially with...More

Thank williams872017
Reviewed yesterday

Having visited a number of other cathedrals some years ago I was not sure what to expect. We took the guided tour and our guide was so knowledgeable. Would recommend doing this. We learned so much and really enjoyed our visit. They were setting up...More

Thank hilanne2016
Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful buildings in England, a marvel of medieval construction from the Normans on, and spectacularly sited so that it can be seen from many miles around.

Thank steve_parrinder
Reviewed yesterday

For a birthday treat to myself I booked a few days in Lincoln for some serious sightseeing. I was not disappointed. Lincoln is divided into uphill and downhill. I stayed uphill, just a short distance from the castle and cathedral. The downhill area is the...More

1  Thank janet m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in lincoln for a day out and visited the cathedral. It's a huge place to walk round and there was a choir practicing which actually made the visit even better. It's not really that expensive to get in either.

Thank benjamin w
Reviewed 3 days ago

A truely stunning building, the history is amazing and the windows are beautiful. We had a guided tour which was worth doing as our guide told and showed us things we would have missed if we'd walked round on our own. The tea room was...More

Thank GKean
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This Cathedral is surely one of the most stunning in England. It is visible from miles around and is as stunning inside as out. We took in the lunchtime spoken Eucharist prayer in a latent fashion as we are not regular churchgoers but it was...More

Thank Carl S
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Mike C
1 May 2017|
Response from Martyn A | Reviewed this property |
In this area, there is plenty to do so you could plan for the majority of the day. There is the cathedral, the castle and the local streets/shops of interest. There are car parks nearby so you don't have to climb the steep... More
Brian E
30 April 2017|
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Yes, as of May 2017 dogs are allowed.
29 October 2016|
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Response from pandajo5 | Reviewed this property |
The Cathedral is at the top of Steep Hill. I am unsure about parking as we walked in, but I do know there is a shuttle bus that takes you up and down steep hill, so that may be an option for you.