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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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East Anglia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Amazing from the far distance: it is on top of a hill - a few hundred years ago it was the tallest building in the world! Inside and outside both the tiny details and the awesome spaces reward contemplation. The staff and volunteers are friendly and well informed and the regular chapel services remind visitors that this is more than... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited here on a day trip to the city. We found it very beautiful inside. We will return and spend more time looking. The stain glass windows are very pretty. We got to spot the imp. All of the staff are very helpful.

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Frome
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A very interesting Cathedral we were especially impressed by the wood carving of the 15 Stations of the Cross which are very unique and also the library which included some very old manuscripts.

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Bangkok
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I am Lincoln born and bred, so probably bias, but Lincoln Cathedral in my eyes is one of the great buildings of the world. However many times I visit, it just takes my breath away with its magnificence. Its setting is truly awesome; atop a hill and visible for miles around from the flat Lincolnshire countryside. For us locals when... More

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London, United Kingdom
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87 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The people on duty were welcoming & friendly; photography is welcomed & there is no extra charge for it. We went on a guided tour of the cathedral before exploring on our own to take photographs. It is an amazing building & well worth a visit. They have a pleasant & rather busy café for light refreshment. The y also... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

As a one time resident of Lincoln, I have always found this place to be special. On a return visit last year with friends, it had not changed. This destination is cloaked in folk lore and history. Obviously it is a religious building, part of the Church of England, but it is much more. A place that on a clear... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Cathedral is a testament to the talent of the ages. Quite an impressive edifice. The artist William Fairbank has created The Forest Stations, as in the stations of the cross and I would say that even if one is not religious viewing these as works of art is well worth the visit alone. He has used 139 different woods... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

If you appreciate these kinds of buildings then a visit to this one is a must. The entrance took my breath away. It was a lovely day when we visited and the sunshine through the stain glass windows was truly lovely. Good value for money . The tea room was rather nice too !

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Essington, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cathedral! There is an admission fee, however you can get free entry for a year if you choose to gift aid the charge. We did the free tour of the ground floor. This was excellent. It lasted approx 1 hour and was very informative. Worth a visit.

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This has got to be one of the finest buildings, pay the entrance fee and wonder round you will not be regret it

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