Minster Yard, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Lincoln Cathedral Reviews
An imposing gem on the Lincoln skyline Sep 25, 2013
When I first heard of Lincoln, the only ever reason I wanted to visit it was because of the Cathedral. So that really begs the question - well doesn't every quaint little European town have a Cathedral and a castle? Ermm...yeah, kind of! But this one's different.
To anyone who steps outside the Lincoln Railway station, the cathedral is visible, perched high on a hill and begging for a visit. I won't get into the technical details - you can read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Cathedral.
You need to pay to visit the Cathedral and so decided to not go see the whole thing. But from what I could peek at, it looked good. The murals and carvings on the wall, grand stained walls, etc. The nave and the aisles looked grand, but nothing we haven't seen before.
The exterior décor though is something else - the grand entrance, the Norman side of the Cathedral, The Lincoln Imp and of course, the grandiose Bishop's Eye Rose window.
I took as many pictures as I could from behind the entrance line, and then headed out. Thought I'd visit the Bishop's Palace next door but again, was paid entrance (5 quid), plus wanted to get back to London asap so gave that a miss as well.
I would say the only 'problem' with this Cathedral is that it's become much of a tourist spot to an extent where locals appeared completely shut off, and put off by the attraction. It didn't help that a few locals were infact, even blaming commercialism for the so-called "downfall" of the Cathedral!
But all said and done, this was the highlight of my day's trip to Lincoln and suddenly, it felt so worth it!
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