Standing almost in the shadow of Lincoln cathedral, with sweeping views over the ancient city and the countryside beyond, the medieval bishops’ palace was once among the most important buildings in the country. The administrative centre of the largest diocese in medieval England, stretching from the Humber to the Thames, its architecture reflected enormous power and wealth.
AMONG ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BUILDINGS IN THE COUNTRY
Explore the site as part of a day out in Lincoln. Guided by our audio tour, see the undercrofted East Hall and also the chapel range and entrance tower built by Bishop William Alnwick, who modernised the palace in the 1430s.
Relax and enjoy the unique contemporary Heritage Garden, a haven of peace and tranquillity. The garden at Lincoln Medieval Bishops’ Palace is a contemporary yet peaceful space elevated high above Lincoln city where you feel that you are soaring above the landscape along with the peregrine falcons who have nested nearby. Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace is the only English Heritage property to have a vineyard, which is run with help from the local community.
entry & prices
Entry by pre-booked hard hat guided tours only.
Please call 01522 527468.
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