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“Enjoyable Visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 76 things to do in Lincoln
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 'I have always held and proposed against all comers to maintain that the Cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles' - John Ruskin Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world. Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. Remigius, the Bishop who built the earliest part of the Cathedral in the Norman style, came over with William the Conqueror. Later, in Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. Everywhere you look there is the most intricate detail, walls, roofs elaborated by the finest carving. From the time of the death of the saintly Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Avalon who so lovingly restored the Cathedral after an earthquake in the 12th century, thousands of people have come on pilgrimage to this place of pilgrimage, holiness and prayer. In 1215 another Hugh Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was present at Runnymede along with Lincolnshire's Cardinal Archbishop Stephen Langton. When King John agreed to the barons' demands, copies of Magna Carta were made and distributed to sheriffs and cathedrals throughout England. Lincoln Cathedral's Magna Carta is one of only four from the original distribution still in existence. It is the only one to bear the name of its city.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Enjoyable Visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have visited some nice cathedrals over the years. I would class Lincoln as among the better ones. The architecture of the place amazing and the internal 'feel' of the place very reverent. Enjoyed it very much.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

I have visited this cathedral and has much history and it is a wonder how such a beautifull structure was built.

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“A beautiful cathedral”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a must see in Lincoln. We went on the roof tour which was very informative. Although it only runs twice a day and is limited to 12 people so might be worth booking for, as this made our visit worthwhile. Don't forget to look for The Lincoln Imp within the cathedral. There are lots of imp trinkets to buy in the shop if you don't find the real one. The cloisters cafe is good value, if a little small

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Building and Architecture.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a lovely place to visit and is a magnificant building in and out. Free on Sunday's. They do tours along the top but I don't like height's so declined this.

Visited October 2012
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“Excellent Tour with Mary”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

I had some reservations about the tour of the cathedral, but the floor tour with Mary was very interesting and informative and i thoroughly enjoyed it whilst learning too!

Visited January 2013
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