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Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln

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Must see · Church · Architectural Building
An ornately decorated, imposing Gothic exterior conceals the equally impressive and elaborate interior of the medieval Lincoln Cathedral. Construction was believed to have been first begun in 1185 on this 143.3 m (470 ft) tall structure. The cathedral towers over the city of Lincoln with its carved ramparts, intricate arches and windows, and Baroque statues. Entrance is free if you attend one of the weekly services, and you can check the cathedral's website for a schedule if you'd like to attend one of the regular music performances. With our custom trip planner, Lincoln attractions like Lincoln Cathedral can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Amazingly historic site to visit and some stunning architecture and design in the cathedral very disappointed not to be able to join the rooftop walk with only one space available and the capacity...  more »
  • the size of that church is amazing. You can get lost nearly so big is it. Have hardly seen such a big cathedral.  more »
  • First class cathedral for an important historic city. This imposing near 1000 year old structure dominates the city from its high setting. Interesting interior, with friendly staff on hand to help. Dual tickets that cover a visit to next door castle are available as well. Nice cafe too. Highly recommended.
  • Pretty spectacular architecture, nice environment. Close to the Castle worth a visit too - better for the kids more activities and space. There's not a joint entry fee for both attractions which is poor. The city is interesting and immediately adjacent. More of an adult day out - good city walk with information and guide. Great choices of independent food outlets.

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