Anyone who has been anywhere near the charming city of Lincoln will have noticed its cathedral which towers against the skyline, perched on top of a hill that rises up steeply from the flat countryside around. In fact, for almost 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world and its three magnificent towers still afford visitors spectacular views across the city.
Construction of the cathedral can be traced from Norman times when Remigius, the bishop who built the earliest part of the cathedral, came over with William the Conqueror. During the 14th and 15th centuries, additions and alterations were made, and the Wren Library was later constructed in the late 17th century.
The cathedral is rich with intricate carvings, from the walls and roof to the west front with its band of 12th-century carved panels depicting biblical themes. Don’t miss the Angel Choir, which contains stone table-tombs and has a roof decorated with dozens of carved statuettes including little details such as the Lincoln Imp.
Words: Vicky Sartain