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Lincoln Cathedral

Dominating the Lincoln skyline for over 900 years, Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the UK. Described by the Victorian artist and writer John Ruskin as “out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles”.

It is one of Lincolnshire’s most iconic landmarks and a must see when you visit Lincoln.

Before you enter the cathedral, stroll around the outside and see for yourself what an impressive feat of engineering, this combination of Norman and Gothic architecture, actually is.

Once you enter Lincoln Cathedral, take a few seconds to absorb the sense of tranquility, beauty and size, that surrounds you.

Take one of the fascinating guided tours on offer to learn more about the cathedral’s chequered history. Or simply wander around by yourself, absorbing the atmosphere and sense of history.

Watch the sun stream through the Bishop’s Eye and the Dean’s Eye -the  two stunning, circular stained-glass windows facing each other in the North and South Transepts.

See if you can spot the famous Lincoln Imp or where the filming of The DaVinci Code took place.

Make sure that you visit the Lincoln Cathedral Library. This is actually not one, but two, libraries – a Medieval Library dating from 1422 which contains beautiful illuminated manuscripts and some of the earliest books ever printed; and the elegant Sir Christopher Wren Library, designed by the great man himself.

Visiting the Cathedral is a wonderful way to spend a few hours and this guide is here to help you to plan your trip.

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Opposite Lincoln Cathedral is Lincoln Castle. Read more about it here.

Lincoln Cathedral Events

Historic Graffiti Tour

A chance to see the who world-class heritage Lincoln Cathedral covered in graffiti.


Sacred Space

Sacred Space is a gentle and thoughtful service with time to wonder, and an opportunity to explore.


Lincoln Mystery Plays

The Lincoln Mystery Plays in Lincoln Cathedral and surrounding area are contemporary versions of medieval mystery plays and other productions.


Organ Concert – Jeffrey Makinson

Experience the first of four concerts commemorating the 150th anniversary of Louis Vierne’s birth (1870 – 1937), creator of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris.

Lincoln Busking Festival & Busking Events

Various musical artists perform in the historic Cathedral/Castle Square area of uphill Lincoln. Also includes general busking stuff in the Lincoln area & the Lincoln Artists Market in Castle Square.

National Police Memorial Day

This event is open to anyone who wants to attend to show respect for policemen who have been killed or died on duty this year and in previous years.

Flower Festival

Stunning displays in every area of this majestic building will blossom, bringing it to life in a special and inspiring way.


The Snowman with Live Orchestra

The festive Christmas classic is being shown on the Nave’s big screen, illuminated to create a magical atmosphere.


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