"Described by the Victorian artist and writer John Ruskin as “out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles”"
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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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