Lincoln Cathedral

About 36 minutes from park

A photo of the Lincoln cathedral taken from below looking up at one of the spires on a cloudy day.


Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX

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About Lincoln Cathedral

As one of Britain’s most treasured and renowned buildings, Lincoln Cathedral has a long and fascinating history, and this spectacular structure is well worth a visit if you’re spending time in this corner of England. Constructed in phases from 1185 to 1311, this beautiful gothic church became the tallest building in the world upon its completion, stealing the title from the Great Pyramid of Giza and holding it for some 238 years. Lincoln Cathedral’s height of 160 metres sadly doesn’t remain intact, as a large spire collapsed in 1548, but it still stands proud and dominates the local landscape at an impressive 83 metres tall today.  When you visit, there are lots of things to keep an eye out for, including The Blessed Virgin Mary statue and The Lincoln Imp, a naughty creature whom legend says was turned to stone by angered angels. You’ll find lots of souvenirs dedicated to him in the Lincoln Cathedral Shop, which make for a great memento or gift for someone else.

How to get to Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is located right at the heart of Lincoln, and with its sheer size, it’s almost impossible to miss! It’s just off the High Street/Steep Hill/Bailgate, the long road which connects the historic and newer centres of the city. If you’re travelling into Lincoln by car, there’s a good network of A roads running towards and around the outskirts of the city, with the A57 and A15 being the quickest routes in depending on your direction. There’s no official Lincoln Cathedral parking, however you will find several car parks in the vicinity, such as Westgate 1 East, or the Lawn Car Park just off Union Road. As for public transport, you can get the train into Lincoln Central Station from places like Leicester, Sleaford, Sheffield and Peterborough. Once you leave the station, it’s just an 18 minute walk north to reach the cathedral gates.

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