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Review of Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
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$10.56*
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Entry to Lincoln Cathedral including Floor Tour
Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful building!! Loved it, we was do lucky to have Lincoln youth orchestra practising for a concert they was doing on the night, sounded spectacular!
Really is worth going if gothic architecture is your sort of thing, had a very interesting time :)

1  Thank Leone K
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We did the loft tour of the cathedral, amazing and the guide was excellent This is a must to do if you visit

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

an see the main cathedral for free but it you want to see the rest then its £6 which I think is to much to what you see for that. Some of it was closed due to the cleaning of the stone. If in Lincoln defo a must have to see.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Lincoln Cathedral is every bit as interesting as York Minster or Bath Abbey, but gets a tiny fraction of the visitors. That makes it a really good place to visit. Some years ago they reluctantly introduced an admission charging system, but there is a small chapel for private prayer this side of the line.

If you can go when the Wren library is open, that is well worth a visit, and the cloister is one of the loveliest spots in all of England. There is a really good tearoom there as well!

Try to get a guided tour if possible, all sorts of fascinating things pop out at you.

The Cathedarl is home to a school for stone masons, one of the best in Europe, and it is sometimes possible to talk to some of them too. Recommended.

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Entrance Fee 4.25 Concession. Worth every penny just to see this cathedral - on a par with York Minster, Westminster Abbey, Salisbury. Setting magnificent. Do not miss this.

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