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“Fantastic”
Review of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: '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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 17 February 2012

There is so much to see, if you are lucky like we were, the sun was shining through the stained glass windows onto the pillars, out of this world

Visited December 2011
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“Glorious”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

History - standing in the footsteps of many, even Tom Hanks! This is what people come to England for. How much would they charge to build this today?

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“Beautiful catherdral, worth a visit, can be expensive.”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

A beautful catherdral, well worth a visit.

You can pick up a wheel chair inside and it is all wheel chair friendly. the is a fee if you want to go around the cathedral and not just the morning chapel.
This fee though, i think about £16 for 3 of us lets you visit as many times as you like during the following year.
There is a small cafe whicj serves hot and cold drinks and i think only cold food.

The shop is expensive and over priced, i feel.

Visited January 2012
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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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“Norman/Gothic Masterpiece”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

My 3rd visit here, not my last. Truly an amazing masterpiece. If you visit only one place in Lincoln, make it this one. I advise either a guide or a good guide book as there is so much to see. (The Lincoln imp for one!) I attended an Evensong sung by the men of the Cathedral Choir with the girls - it was excellent - make the effect & attend - you won't be disappointed.

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“A Must See”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Try to plan your visit for the Lincolnshire Heritage Weekend, usually held in March

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