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Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary

Minster Yard, Lincoln, England
01522/544544
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Ranked #1 of 36 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Lincoln Cathedral is huge - and until the spire fell down in 1584 it was the tallest building in the world. Being on a hill in the middle of a pretty flat plain the views are extensive. The stonework and carving is impressive and the choir stalls are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Take the Roof Tour for... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Incredible building and so atmospheric. I just happened to go in when the Organist was practicing for the evenings Carol service. I sat in a quiet area of the Cathedral and......well just sat. It was THE most incredible experience. I am not a practicing religious person, but my word this experience just felt different to the other times I have... More

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Huge and spectacular piece of history. Clean and tidy. Romantic walking around it. Bus trip outside reasonable.

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Buena Park, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

If you visit, definitely book a tour within the cathedral to get all the history. There's so much history in this cathedral both inside and outside the building It's just beautiful

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

We do not agree in paying to pray ( £8. 00 ) each It is a total disgrace to go into church and have to pay just to have some one to one time with our maker, we wanted to light some candles for the one's we have lost ,we do not mind paying for the candles but we do... More

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Stanwick, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

What an amazing example of historic English and religious architecture! This should be a part of any visit to the area. Walking through the cathedral is an exercise in keeping your jaw in place, as I was just amazed at how such a structure was built given the technological limitations of the day. Well worth the gift entry price! Give... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
65 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Well worth paying the gift entry price (which is good for a year) and get a guided tour as there are things you miss. Do visit the library - it closes at 3pm - a treat. Katherine Swynford and her daughter Joan are buried here for Anya Seton fans. Just loved the glory of the place and it was difficult... More

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Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Visited Lincoln Cathedral whilst staying in the area and I expected to be in and out within the hour. How wrong could you be and a truly remarkable building steeped in history. Walking in there for the first time was literally a jaw dropping experience. We paid a fee of £8 each to access all of the public areas and... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

This cathedral was lovely from the outside and inside paid the gift aid entrance fee and got a free annual pass for a year so i can go back anytime i like which i thought was really good the rooms inside are lovely and the outside is lovely as well this cathedral is well worth a visit.

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

Whilst you may visit the cathedral without charge, there is a cost for the escorted tours. My wife and I decided on the roof tour. It was excellent, the guide made the whole tour interesting with information about the cathedrals history and use - not just as a place of worship. The tour only goes to the outside at two... More

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