Cathedral was once described by John Ruskin as, "out and out the most precious
piece of architecture on the British Isles".
Lincoln Cathedral is
a high visible landmark which can be seen from 25 miles away on a clear day.
a thousand years ago, work started on building the cathedral out of local limestone.
In 1092 the Cathedral at Lincoln was consecrated.
But the cathedral
as we see it today took centuries to finish the job.
The original cathedral
design was Norman, in the shape of a cross, but it's been influenced by many architectural
styles over the years.
By the 14th Century the Cathedral had become the
tallest building in the world, higher than the great pyramid.
a a medieval masterpiece with highlights including the Dean's Eye Window and the
Bishop's Eye Window in the transept
The stone screen between the nave and
the choir stalls is covered with intricate carving, with an astonishing level
The Cathedral also has a fascinating secular history - it was
the seat of the English Parliament during the 14th Century.
continues to play a very active role with over 1,700 religious services every