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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

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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.
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  • The best experience is from the outside with its towering position on the hilltop. It is great at night when lit up. Inside it feels cavernous and a bit cold (temperature and decoratively... 
    The best experience is from the outside with its towering position on the hilltop. It is great at night when lit up. Inside it feels cavernous and a bit cold (temperature and decoratively...  more »
  • Had time to kill in the city so decided to tour the Cathedral. Planned to join an organised tour but a roof top tour was about to leave. Malcolm was our guide and as only two of us we effectively had....  more
    Had time to kill in the city so decided to tour the Cathedral. Planned to join an organised tour but a roof top tour was about to leave. Malcolm was our guide and as only two of us we effectively had....  more »
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  • First class cathedral for an important historic city. This imposing near 1000 year old structure dominates the city from its high setting. Interesting interior, with friendly staff on hand to help. Dual tickets that cover a visit to next door castle are available as well. Nice cafe too. Highly recommended.
  • Pretty spectacular architecture, nice environment. Close to the Castle worth a visit too - better for the kids more activities and space. There's not a joint entry fee for both attractions which is poor. The city is interesting and immediately adjacent. More of an adult day out - good city walk with information and guide. Great choices of independent food outlets.

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