Minster Yard Lincoln LN2 1PX 01522 561 600
The main facade of the Cathedral is a stunning example of medieval Gothic architecture, its sheet of yellow stone interrupted by fancy decorative carving. The earlier parts of the facade, comprising small stones and thick mortar, date from 1092, whereas the longer stones and finer mortar date from the thirteenth century. The rebuilding was forced on the cathedral by an earthquake, which struck Lincoln in 1185. The interior of the cathedral, with its mighty rib vaulting, is distinguished by its slender marble columns, graceful chapter house and elaborate rood screen beyond which lies the open and airy Angel Choir, whose roof sports a small army of statuettes, including the tiny Lincoln Imp that is now the city’s mascot.
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Admission £6, concessions £4.75 Admission covers the price of both the Floor Tours and the Roof Tours.
The cathedral is a steep 15-minute walk from Lincoln train and bus stations. There is also a limited shuttle bus making the journey up to the cathedral from the bus and train stations up to 3 times hourly (Mon–Sat 10am–5pm).
Mon–Sat 7.15am–6pm & Sun 7.15-5pm; plus July & Aug Mon–Fri 7.30–8pm. Floor tours Mon–Sat 2–3 daily; 1hr; Roof tours (need to be booked in advance) Mon–Sat 1–2 daily; 90mins.