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Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary

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Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln, England
Phone Number: 01522/544544
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Take a tour to the roof top it is well worth the climb. The steps are quite narrow and you need a head for heights. The views are fantastic and the tour guide was vey informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Take a tour to the roof top it is well worth the climb. The steps are quite narrow and you need a head for heights. The views are fantastic and the tour guide was vey informative.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The joint cathedral/castle ticket is good value, especially as it allows a free return visit within 6 months. A lot of restoration work is needed so we are happy to pay this and make a contribution towards it. The cathedral is an impressive building and really interesting to wander around. The sun was streaming through the stained glass windows and... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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114 reviews 114 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very impressive cathedral, a photographers paradise, well worth the climb up the hill, you wont be disappointed by this mammoth structure, excellent.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

What a interesting old place Lincoln is A must see is steep hill with very old stone houses to be seen .At the top you come into a large cobbled square with a tourist info centre.The castle is up here as well. The cathedral is so old that the sandstone Is starting to crumble on the carvings on the exterior.... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful old building. Liked having a joint ticket with the castle and the ability to use it again. Enjoyed a coffee in the small cafe.

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Sheffield, Uk
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral that gives you a clear history of its existence and very good access throughout the whole building. Can you find the Imp up in the rafters? Good challenge for any children with you. We bought a joint ticket for the castle, Magna Carta and Cathedral which altogether appeared good value, especially as you can return for a free... More 

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Mirfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Lots of people are put off visiting Cathedrals when you HAVE to pay rather then giving a contribution. But £8 to visit this magnificent cathedral is worth the money and of course helps in its upkeep. The sheer size and majesty of it has to be seen yet it has lots of hidden gems like the Lincoln imp, the face... More 

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ENFIELD LONDON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Full of character and history... Amazing Architecture.. You will be spending a long time there touring the history of this cathedral. Have your camera ready, there are lots to photograph and see

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Bournemouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful cathedral to visit, a must see when in Lincoln. Try one of the tours, very interesting. It's a lovely area just to walk round, so peaceful. A all in ticket is available for the Castle inc Magna Carta and Cathedral, which saves more queuing, I bought from the Tourist Info Office.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

As you have to pay to enter this church - it is only free on Sundays - one expects more than just a building to walk around. There are some displays but there was no leaflet which detailed the history and pointed you to particular areas of interest. I read about St Hugh and his symbol of a swan but... More 

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