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Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral
  • Select Lincolnshire




Phil Hamlyn Williams

01522 561600


Minster Yard,


As you approach the City of Lincoln, from any direction, you are drawn to the magnificent silhouette of the Cathedral stretching to the sky. As one of the finest Gothic buildings in Europe, Lincoln Cathedral towers above the city as a prominent landmark visible up to 25 miles away. With its awe-inspiring Romanesque West Front the Cathedral has been a place of worship for almost 1000 years and it provides an area of peace and contemplation for all. The Cathedral has a rich and varied history, with two very different love stories commemorated there and visitors are encouraged to try and spy the famous Lincoln Imp while visiting. All scheduled tours are free with entry tickets.

All are welcome at our Services. Details of Services and other Events can be found by clicking on the Events Diary on the home page of our website

Due to services and other events access may be restricted, please visit for accurate opening times.

For further details see

Opening details

In the winter we open at 7.15 am in time for morning prayer at 7.30. We then close at 6.00pm. Evensong is at 5.30. On Sunday Evensong is at 3.45 and so we close earlier at 5.00pm


Everyone is free to enter and gaze at the glory of the nave; you can sit in the peace of the Morning Chapel or visit the shop. If you want to explore further, we do ask you to pay.

Adults £6
Concessions £4.75
Children £1

If you Gift Aid your payment, this then entitles you to entry with no further payment for the ensuing year.



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Map reference: SK 976717  Lat: 53.23338 Long: -0.53922

Parking around the Cathedral is limited to short stay on the south side in Minster Yard or local car parks. There is no parking reserved for disabled visitors immediately adjacent to the Cathedral, although it is possible to drop off just outside the main entrance.

Parking: with charge