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Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary

Minster Yard, Lincoln, England
01522/544544
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Ranked #1 of 37 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Bristol
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Warm welcome and the gift aid payment provides more. All of the seats had been removed from the nave which increased the impression of space. The sheer scale and the lovely details inside are wonderful and the exterior is so impressive, with the three towers dominating the building. At night the flood lighting of the west front is very impressive.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I agree with some of the people who say that you should not have to pay to visit a place of worship. I too have, in the past, declined a cathedral visit on principle of excessive payment. However, my partner wanted to go and I agreed. We paid £8 each and this included entry to the cathedral but also a... More

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UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A beautiful and ornate cathedral in glorious surroundings. Well worth the walk up the hill. Small refectory but a good choice of food and very reasonable prices.

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Sussex, England
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78 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

the Norman frontage is my favourite bit of this cathedral, but the rest is pretty good too - there are some interesting chapels and tombs, and they are well-interpreted for a modern-day visitor, particularly the remains of the shrine to Little Hugh, whose death was used as an excuse for an anti-semitic outrage.

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Bedford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, managed to cath service which was quite moving in such a lovely place. Quite a tiring walk up the hill to the cathedral but defiantly worth while.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Worth going on the guided tour to find out about the interesting history of the cathedral. There is also a audio tour but you get more insight with a personal guide.

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East Anglia, England,UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Lovely Cathedral, we did the free tour with Paul as our guide and he was excellent. Definately recommend the tour to get the best out of your visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the finest Gothic cathedrals in the world - some would say the finest. We visit a lot of cathedrals, and the staff in Lincoln seem to be more friendly than some. Note that on a quiet day you have a reasonable chance of parking in one of the side streets a few yards away - some have a... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We joined the tour a few minutes late but were welcomed by our lovely male guide, he was informative without being didactic and was careful to ensure that one of the party who needed a seat was able to get one. the cathedral is majestic, it stands high on the horizon for miles around and must have been quite something... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Well worth a visit if you like this kind of attraction, beautiful inside and interesting historically.

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