Monday, 5 October 2009

A Visit to Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral is one and finest Gothic structures in Europe. It has been a place of worship for nearly a thousand of years (dates built 1185-1311).

Its Gothic spires, stained glass windows are a site to behold. This cathedral is indeed so gorgeous that it has been featured in two major films:
Da Vinci Code (a replacement to the Westminster Abbey scene as the film wasn't able to get a permit to shoot in Westminster Abbey) and Young Victoria.

HOW TO GET THERE
Lincoln Cathedral’s postcode is LN2 1PX

By Rail: 
From London Kings Cross take the National Express Rail service to Edinburgh. Transfer at Peterborough Station. Then take the connection train at Platform 2 to Lincoln.

Other connections include Nottingham, Grantham, Skegness, Grimsby and Birmingham.

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

On our way to Lincoln Cathedral
On our way to the Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral Information
Lincoln Cathedral Information

Lincoln Cathedral Nave
Lincoln Cathedral Nave

Lincoln Cathedral Nave
Beautiful stained glasses adorn all over the Lincoln Cathedral

The Dean's Eye - Lincoln Cathedral
The Dean's Eye window - an 800 year old British heritage whose restoration completed just recently costed millions. (Source: Stewart Design UK)

The Dean's Eye Information - Lincoln Cathedral
Historical key stages of the Dean's Eye.

Stained Glass - Lincoln Cathedral
The East Window of the Lincoln Cathedral

Spot the Lincoln Imp - Lincoln Cathedral
Spot the Lincoln Imp!

Spot the Lincoln Imp Zoomed - Lincoln Cathedral
Close-up of the Lincoln Imp. It is the symbol of the city of Lincoln.
The Lincoln City Football Club are nicknamed "The Imps" and an image of the Lincoln Imp appears on their crest. (Source: Wikipedia)

Young Victoria Filming - Lincoln Cathedral
Filming of theYoung Victoria in the Lincoln Cathedral.

Da Vinci Code - Sir Ian Mckellen, Audrey Tautou Filming - Lincoln Cathedral
Sir Ian Mckellen and Audrey Tautou while filming Da Vinci Code in the Lincoln Cathedral.
(Image lifted from: http://www.mckellen.com/)

Da Vinci Code - Sir Ian Mckellen, Tom Hanks Filming - Lincoln Cathedral
Sir Ian Mckellen and Tom Hanks while filming Da Vinci Code in the Lincoln Cathedral.
(Image lifted from: http://www.mckellen.com/)

Lincoln Cathedral
The Lincoln Cathedral is indeed beautiful.

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