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Address: Exchequergate House 18A Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
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+44 1522 561600
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07:30 - 17:00
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the...

'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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....just wow.! What a stunning piece of architecture, what a beautiful Cathedral, situated perfectly at the top of the fascinating city of Lincoln. Our first visit to Lincoln... read more

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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....just wow.! What a stunning piece of architecture, what a beautiful Cathedral, situated perfectly at the top of the fascinating city of Lincoln. Our first visit to Lincoln, almost exclusively to visit the Cathedral was blessed with hot sunshine which meant that it looked even more magnificent and also that we could enjoy the coolness inside. We unfortunately arrived too... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln Cathedral is super. I think it's normally open to the public every day. I prefer to sit around the outside and just gaze up at its ginormous stones. I like the inside too.

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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what a beautiful building, I love it. The stained glass windows are simply stunning. my most recent visit was to the Carol Service during the Christmas market (which I didn't visit!!)

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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Magnificent historic beautiful building if you enjoy such things you will love this . So beautiful and peaceful . There are good toilet and cafe facilities too and a lovely area outside to walk around

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Lincoln
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Lincoln cathedral is beautiful. It has many different areas to explore and is peaceful and tranquil. It has gorgeous cloisters you can sit and have a picnic and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. It is set in the historic part of lincoln with the castle opposite and plenty of bars and cafe available. Well worth the visit and th... More 

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I went to Lincoln Cathedral last Saturday. I had a really good time there. The volunteers are so friendly and kind. They response me all the question. I would say it is lovely place to go and also can visit Lincoln Castles too.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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I lived in lincoln for the first 16 years on my life and it took 40 years to do the official tour. My advice do it as you have no idea how historic our cathedral is.

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Thank James B
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This is one of the most beautiful cathedral I have visited and we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep.When you are travelling into Lincoln it is the most welcoming site and it is one of the first buildings you see.You feel at home as soon as you see it.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Having spent a few days in Lincoln we spent a good amount of our time viewing the cathedral from all angles and we finally went inside to see for ourselves the magnificent architecture, and we were not disappointed. there was evidence of the original Norman building and the later English neo gothic. Both the medieval and Victorian stain glass windows... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have visited, could do with more info on tombs etc. They have wheelchairs for disabled.

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