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Lincoln Cathedral of St. Mary

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Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, England
Phone Number: 441522561600
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful Cathedral

Visiting Lincoln on business, but left early enough in the morning to ensure I had time to visit this historical building. Very glad I did, as its a beautiful sight to see, right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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Chatham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visiting Lincoln on business, but left early enough in the morning to ensure I had time to visit this historical building. Very glad I did, as its a beautiful sight to see, right next to the Castle wall and parking is cheap which is unusual when close to historical sites. You can walk around the building taking in its splendor... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beautiful place , was £8 to get in but you can visit as frequently as you like in the next year . Fabulous architecture, stained glass , very atmospheric. There is free a guided tour if you wish to participate.

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Thank Soulflyer3b48
Solihull, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a stunning Cathedral in the centre of Lincoln which has benefited from investment and renovation in the last few years. Whilst it is worth looking around on your own I really recommend the guided tour - included in your ticket price which is valid for 12 months. Check times we took the 14:00 tour and were lucky to... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this beautiful Cathedral on a Sat evening and it was a stunning sight. We were incredibly lucky that as we walked round we could hear the choir practicing too really gave it a feeling of calmness and serenity. The guides inside were so enthusiastic and full if interesting information. I would say that this Cathedral is 100% better... More 

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Thank julesrann
oakham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is the best in the whole of Britain. It is great to see in the winter at night when it is lit or in the summer. Its full of history. I have bought a ticket to keep returning as it is so good.

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Thank theparrott
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing building, both the architecture and the spiritual feeling within. After admiring the beautiful exterior from the neighbouring castle, we very much enjoyed looking around the interior of this magnificent building. Throughout you are taken aback by the grandeur and constantly struck by the spiritual and calming feelings. A wonderful place to visit, a must for anyone coming to... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favourite things to do in Lincoln. I've been inside before but this was a totally different experience. First, we walked around the outside of the cathedral and found the monkey and the skeleton. Next, we looked for the Lincoln Imp and the Bishops with female bodies inside. Finally we went on a tour of the towers. It... More 

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Thank lullyn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

absolutely fantastic...if you get a chance to catch a presentation such as concerts, you must! take the time to truly visit the whole place and do the tower walk.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Probably more beautiful on the outside than inside but still worth a look inside too. It's a shame that the old library and the cafe were shut when we visited and the included tour had already gone. The chapter house is a majestic space under the arching roof and worth taking a moment to consider the skill and labour to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here back in August whilst in Lincoln. Just be aware the walk up to the Cathedral is very steep and a hard walk. But it's a nice cobbled street with boutique shops, great for a nice stroll The cathedral is very large and much biggest than it looks. Very interesting place and lots to look at. I liked... More 

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