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Review of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 95 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went on one of the tours. It was fascinating and our guide brought it life. David's knowledge and passion of the place were clearly evident. I would high recommend it

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"magnificent building"
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"chapter house"
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"tower tour"
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"well worth a visit"
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"awe inspiring"
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"tallest building in the world"
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"guided tour"
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"entrance fee"
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"steep hill"
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"steeped in history"
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"combined ticket"
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"magna carta"
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We paid £8 each to get in but it was was worth it to soak up the atmosphere of such a magnificent building.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Lincoln for the first time with friends who live there. The cathedral is So worth a visit. A very beautiful building and so interesting. There is a shop with lots of different items from jewellery to pencils. There are members of staff around to ask any questions you may have of the history. The stained glass windows are mesmorising. Would recommend anyone to visit. We managed to park close to the cathedral. There are several car parks and tend to be small but people are coming and going.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Quite a stunning building and a stunning view on the walk up to the Cathedral.To see the workmanship of the stone masons is superb. You can not visit Lincoln without a visit to this landmark.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A beautiful cathedral, one of the most impressive I've seen. The roof tour was very interesting, albeit not for those without a head for heights (You don't actually go up to the roof proper, but into the towers of the front fortifications. Still well worth seeing - getting up close to the Rose Window was incredible). The Cathedral is like a small city and you can spend hours taking in all of the small details. As a bonus, it's within walking distance of the castle and you can see them both on a combined ticket, to save you another slog up Steep Hill.

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