Lincoln Cathedral was for almost 300 years the tallest building in the world.Yet, in spite of its size, it is filled with intricate detail. There is something for everyone. Children love seeking out the funny carvings. Not just the Imp, but the cat and mouse and so many other little details that brightened the masons’ days.
In Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art. Everywhere you look there is the most intricate detail, walls, roofs elaborated by the finest carving. From above, the carving is at its best, yet not for the eye of mortal man.
From the time of the death of the saintly Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Avalon whose shine is shown in the picture to the right, thousands of people like you and me have come on pilgrimage to Lincoln Cathedral. It is place of pilgrimage, a place of holiness and of prayer, but also a place to explore.
The Cathedral sits on the hill separated from Lincoln Castle by Castle Square from which visitors can go down Steep Hill or up Bailgate with its independent shops and restaurants.
Who to contact
- 01522 561600
Where to go
- LN2 1PX
- Specific age range
- All ages
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