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Lincoln Cathedral

Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
+44 1522 561600
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I was in lincoln for a day out and visited the cathedral. It's a huge place to walk round and there... read more

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benjamin w
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Stunning

A truely stunning building, the history is amazing and the windows are beautiful. We had a guided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GKean
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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 yesterday 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 2 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 3 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I visited the cathedral as part of the combined castle and cathedral ticket (very good value in our opinion). We were somewhat disappointed that there is currently seating, lighting and a full sound desk set up for their forthcoming showing of 'Jekyll...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful building and so much to see. Take your time to wander round and admire the work that has gone into building this. Nice little cafe inside too with a few tables outside if you want to sit in the sunshine.

Thank nocera1
Reviewed 4 days ago

all the carving and work that went into building it is amazing its not a bad price to go in and if you visit castle as well they do a double ticket so its cheaper castle is next to cathedral

Thank sandra3472016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While on a trip to Lincoln specifically to see the Magna Carta, we were able to visit this great cathedral using one ticket. We purchased our tickets from the tourist office located half-way between Castle and Cathedral. The ticket is also good for a return...More

Thank luv2ride
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful space with lots to stay and ponder over. Beautiful wood carvings on display and the forces chapel sent shivers down my spine. Bbc was recording the day we visited so choir were rehearsing who sounded amazing and made the hairs stand up on our...More

Thank elmo878
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely place but it feels so wrong The church of England with its £10 billion pound property empire makes you pay to visit one of it's places of worship Shame on you

Thank highstandardsuk
Reviewed 5 days ago

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever seen in my life. You can buy joined tickets with the castle, it's much cheaper than paying separately. Guided tours are fun, but it's ok to go around and just explore yourself as well. There are...More

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Mike C
30 April 2017|
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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
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Brian E
29 April 2017|
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Yes, as of May 2017 dogs are allowed.
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Rosiebuckley
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.
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