Lincoln Cathedral


"At the time of its consecration, Lincoln Cathedral was the head of the largest diocese in England - extending from the Humber to the Thames. After fires and earthquakes had demanded rebuilding of some of the cathedral, it took on a Gothic style of architecture. When the central spire was eventually raised in 1311, it became the tallest building in the world: taking the mantle from the Great Pyramid of Giza. This lasted until 1549 when the spire collapsed in a storm. In spite of its size, the cathedral is filled with intricate detail. In Lincoln Cathedral the architects of the Gothic style perhaps reached the pinnacle of their art; it is an absolute must see for anyone visiting Lincoln. There is something for everyone to see at Lincoln Cathedral and children love seeking out the funny carvings - in particular the famous Lincoln Imp!"
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Contact details

Lincoln Cathedral Minster Yard, Lincoln, East Midlands, LN2 1PX
Phone: 01522 561 600

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Externally there are steps (fitted with hand rails) and ramps to enter and exit the

Short Distances

Short distance
Internally the cathedral is accessible via ramps, (with the exception of the side

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
Accessible toilets are available, along with baby changing facilities.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome in the cathedral and grounds.

A water bowl for dogs
is available in the Refectory coffee shop.

The nearest spending area is on the East
Green at the rear of the cathedral; dog waste bins are situated at points around
the cathedral, Bailgate and Nettleham Road. The cathedral’s grounds
maintenance team inspect the external areas regularly and keep them clean.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Hearing loops are installed at various points in the cathedral, denoted by signage.

Other Notes

Other Notes
All our front of house staff have undergone World Host Training, and staff and
volunteers are trained to assist our visitors.

Stewards and the Visitor Services Team are on hand throughout the cathedral
should you require any assistance. Stewards can be identified by their blue sash.