Cathedral Church of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Minster Yard

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

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

September- June, Monday - Saturday 7.15am - 6pm, Sunday 7.15am - 5pm. July - August Monday - Friday 7.15 - 8pm, Saturday - Sunday 7.15am - 6pm.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £8
  • Child: £4.80 5 - 16 years
  • Other Charges: Concessions £6.40 Family £20.80


In uphill Lincoln. Postcode is LN2 1PX. Rail: Lincoln Central Station, mainline trains from Newark. Regional connections include, Nottingham, Grantham, Skegness, Grimsby and Birmingham. Bus: Numbers 7 and 8 walk and ride Steep Hill shuttle bus.

Parking Spaces


City of Lincoln public parking, pay on the day.