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Lincoln Cathedral

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Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most spectacular Gothic cathedrals that held the record for the world's tallest building for over two centuries. Enjoy exploring the magnificent exterior and interiors, colourful stained glass windows and discovering the famous Lincoln Imp.

You may have heard of the Lincoln Cathedral in the influential and iconic battle of Lincoln in 1217 which took place across Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and Steep Hill! This battle was so historically important as invading French forces were pushed back so that King Henry III held on to the throne. Today, all three locations hold a chain of Summer events to mark the battle. 

This spectacular medieval cathedral was originally built in the 11th century and holds great cultural significance in England. Not only was it the tallest building in the world between 1311 to 1549 but it was also used as the seat old English parliament in the 14th century too!
Today it is used for religious practices, historical tours and of course it's exciting family events that you may have seen on instagram.Take the little ones to watch the theatre production of Disney's Notre Dame. Get your camera's ready for the touring Museum of the Moon or whip out the old air-guitar for the 'Queen by candlelight' event (a tribute night for Queen). Lincoln cathedral knows how have a good time alongside it's traditional religious events, am I right?

Maybe you & the kids are on a historical pilgrimage to uncover the history behind Magna Carta... Afterall, Lincoln Cathedral is the ONLY place in the world you will find the original documents for the Magna Carta. Dating back to 1225 and 1297, bother copies became the foundation of limits on the power of the King which was a very important part of English history. Uncover the medieval wren library - a 15th century collection of books in 'the most beautiful room in England'!

Looking for a historical tour? Pick from 5 of fascinating tours, whether that be climbing over 300 steps in the Tower Tour, threading together historical events in the Floor Tour, or uncovering medieval graffiti in the Grafiti Tour. Every inch of the Cathedral is worth exploring. It's in the creme de la creme of English Cathedrals and is a must visit! Family visits also include Explorer Packs which are available for children up to the age of 10 years. Each pack contains binoculars, a torch & clipboard with a list of fun things to look for, you can find these at the visitor centre when you arrive! The packs are at no additional cost to entry.

So, now all that's left to do is visit  Lincolnshire's famous Cathedral Church!
- The only place in the world you will see the Magna Carta documents 
- Medieval & Gothic Cathedral 
- Hosts exciting events throughout the year like Disney's Notre Dame theatre performance, Museum of the Moon & more!

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday – 10a:00 to 16:00
Sunday – 12:00 to 15:00


General Admission
Adults £8
Concession £6.40
Children £4.80* for 5–16 years, free for under-5s
Family ticket for two adults and up to three children: £20.80

Guided tours are available when pre-booked at £5 per person

Nearby parking 
  • Castle Hill – LN1 3AA
  • Langworthgate – LN2 4AW
  • Flaxengate – LN2 1JX
  • St Paul’s Lane – LN1 3AL

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Minster Yard, Lincoln, LN2 1PX,
LN2 1PX,

Phone number

01522 561600


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