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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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

It is definitely worth seeing. The cathedral is beautiful with wonderful stained glass & a great history.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Welcoming and very reasonable entry rates - unlike some. Interesting, and something to appeal to all. Lovely Evensong. Beautiful windows, old wooden tracery in the Choir and stone carvings lovingly cared for.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We did a tour of the Cathedral a few years ago approx 2010 and were the only people on the tour! A lady called Mary Minute gave us the most amazing tour, she knew every little secret and pointed out so many things you would never have seen on your own! Absolutely brilliant! Hope she is still sharing her wonderful... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Well worth the walk up Steep Hill to see this magnificent cathedral. Stunning setting with interesting streets around. I do not object to paying the modest entry fee (£6 for seniors), particularly as various tours are included (the cathedral needs to raise £3m each year). The floor tour was interesting but difficult to hear at times - big group and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Beautifully maintained Cathedral, both inside and outside. They run regular floor tours at 11am &1pm , and roof tours at 3pm, very informative and extremely interesting. It's a big combo of art, architecture, history and culture, you will not be disappointed. The roof tour will take you up to the other side of the vaulted ceiling above the nave, and... More

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Huddersfield
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231 reviews 231 reviews
24 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Stunning Cathedral but catch a bus up the hill if visiting on foot as the aptly named Steep Hill is exactly that!

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Sedbergh
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Been to four cathedrals this month. This as the others are unique. You need at least one hour just to get a glimpse of it. Great gothic architecture, windows exceptional,gets you closer to creativity of the human soul and helps us to empathise with our ancestors. Whether you do God or not this place is a must to understand what... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have often visited great cathedrals in Europe but here is one of the finest in our own country. The building's beauty is hard to describe. The entry fee gives access to free tours if you want more information but is well worth the cost in any case. If you Gift-Aid your entry fee you receive a free pass to... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a lovely cathedral to visit and an added bonus is being able to book three different tours when here. We got here mid-morning and managed to get the 1.00 pm floor tour (unlimited people) and also the 2.00 pm roof tour (limited, so advisable to phone and book). The tours were very good and informative but not really... More

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Reading, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We wandered around this building for hours and took the tour of the roof- a truly fascinating experience. The building is a delight, full of interesting nooks and crannies but also retains its religious atmosphere.

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