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. With our custom trip planner, Lincoln attractions like Lincoln Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Lincoln Cathedral Reviews
How odd to have such a huge cathedral in such a little town! The cathedral front faces a small square which is now just about filled with scaffolding as they are restoring the cathedral exterior front... more »
We visited on a Saturday morning and explored on our own before joining the free guided tour. The tour lasted one hour and was packed with wonderful insights and information. There is also a roof top ... more »
Larger cathedral with a tour Inc in the price. Tour guide very friendly and informative. Toilet facilities were clean and tidy. On site cafe severed a good selection of sandwiches and hot home cooked food. Portions were a good size and very nice. Worth a visit but you will need 3 hours at least to see it all.
Had a 1 hour tour conducted by David. Great experience! We were on a football tour in the area and he showed our team around the cathedral. Really interesting facts and loads to see here. Would really recommend. We didn't go up into the towers but having done the ground tour, I would definitely go again and go higher if in the Lincoln area.
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