Lincoln Cathedral


Blessed Sacrament windowLincoln Cathedral
Minster Yard
Lincoln, LN2 1PX

Travel information

Lincoln Cathedral is set in the heart of Lincoln in the middle of
Lincolnshire in the East of England.

By road
A1 and A46 east from Newark
A57 east from Sheffield
A15 south from M180 Scunthorpe and Hull
A15 north from Sleaford
A46 south from Grimsby

By rail
Lincoln Central station with mainline connections from Newark.
Regional connections include Nottingham, Grantham, Skegness, Grimsby, Sheffield and Birmingham.


Parking around the Cathedral is limited to short stay on the south side in Minster Yard or local car parks. There is no parking reserved for disabled visitors immediately adjacent to the Cathedral, although it is possible to drop off just outside the main entrance.

There are several car parks nearby, managed by the city council. Please visit our website for more information.

Visitor Hours

July and August Weekdays 7.15 am - 8.00 pm (Saturdays and Sundays 7.15 am - 6.00 pm)
September - June Weekdays and Saturdays 7.15 am - 6.00 pm (Sundays 7.15 am - 5.00 pm)


Everyone is free to enter and gaze at the glory of the nave; you can sit in the peace of the Morning Chapel or visit the shop. If you want to explore further, we do ask you to pay. Lincoln Cathedral is a Church first and foremost and we will never turn anyone away if they are unable to pay.

Adult 8.00
Concession 6.40
Child (ages 5-16) 4.80
Under 5 - Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - 20.80

Adult - 16.00
Concession - 13.00
Child (ages 5 - 16) - 10.00
Under 5 - Free
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - 40.00

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Floor Tours - March to October Monday to Saturday 11:00 am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm November to February Monday to Saturday 11.00am and 2.00pm.

Roof Tours - March to October Monday to Saturday 11:00am and 2:00pm November to February Monday to Friday 1.30pm only November to February Saturday 11.00am and 1.30pm (pre-booking is not necessary but advisable to avoid disappointment,01522 561600)

Tower Tours - March and October 1.30pm and 3.00pm April to September 12.15pm, 1.30pm and 3.00pm November 1.30pm. Tower Tours are only available on Saturdays and bank holiday Mondays. (pre-booking is not necessary but advisable to avoid disappointment,01522 561600)

(Tours are charged at 4.00)


Pre-booking of guided tour advisable - Visitor Services Office 01522 561600

School Visits

Pupils and teachers of all beliefs and cultural backgrounds come and discover just how wonderfully inspiring this sacred building is.

School groups are charged 1 per child

How to make contact: For more information you can contact us on Telephone - 01522 561600 or Email



Daily -
Holy Communion
8 -00am & 12.30pm Daily
10 -30am Tuesday & Thursday

7 -30am Daily

5 -30pm Daily

Sunday -
7 -45am Litany
8 -00am Holy Communion
9 -30am Sung Eucharist
11 -15am Mattins
12 -30pm Holy Communion
3 -45pm Evensong

Children and young people are welcome to attend all our services. At the 9.30am Sung Eucharist creche facilities are available.


Worship page


Events page


    Toilets with disabled access are located in the Cloisters.

    The Refectory Opening hours, 9.30 am to 4 pm.

    A shop in which you can buy a memento of your visit. Opening hours, 9.30 am to 5 pm

    Guided roof and floor tours daily (except Sundays). Audio guides available

    An Information Desk which aims to answer each and every question put by visitors.

    A Duty Chaplain, who is available to answer questions, lend a listening ear and generally help people with their problems.

    A quiet place, the Morning Chapel, which is available to everyone who wishes to pray or simply to be quiet, and which is accessible without having to pay the entry fee.

Facilities for disabled

    Lincoln Cathedral strives to be an accessible venue for all to enjoy.

    Ramps to enable disabled people to gain access to most areas of the ground floor of the building, and wheelchair hire a possibility.

    Disabled toilet

    A special model of the Cathedral, near the entrance, which visually impared people can touch to get a better idea of the layout of the building.

    A ‘touch corner’, which provides various objects which can be touched, plus an audio service giving details of the Cathedral and its history.

Further information


Visitor Services Office

Telephone number

01522 561600

Email address

Facsimile number

01522 561619

Website address

Lincoln Cathedral