Cathedral Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Minster Yard

Cathedral Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PJ

Key example of Gothic architecture both in its 'Early English' sections (1192 - 1240's rebuilding) and in the decorated angel choir. John Ruskin described it as ''out and out the most pleasing architecture in the British Isles''. The Cathedral and its close represent a well preserved example of a high medieval religious centre. They are important for the visual and cultural character of the city; the Cathedral acting as a strong focal point for Lincoln and its wider setting. The Cathedral is a place of daily worship. As a building it is well utilised as a unique community resource and is characterised by its size, its history and the warmth of welcome offered to visitors. The cathedral has around 100,000 visitors a year and makes a significant contributions to the local economy.

Opening Arrangements

The Cathedral is open daily from Morning Prayer until the end of Evensong or Evening Prayer. Charges apply between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday and 11:30am (or when the morning service finishes) and 2:30pm on Sunday. The Cathedral is only open to those attending a service on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £11.00 (Monday to Saturday), £7.00 (Sunday)
  • Child: Free of charge (0-16 years)
  • Other Charges: Carers free of charge

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