What will you see?
Cathedral Tours – Lincoln Cathedral is best explored with the help of one of our expert volunteer guides.
Please contact the Visitor Experience team if you have any specific requirements.
To book your tour(s), you can visit the welcome desk on the day or contact the Visitor Experience team on 01522 561600. Please note, we can only take bookings made more than 24 hours in advance. If you are visiting today, please enquire at the Welcome Desk on arrival.
We have a number of different tours available, allowing you to see as much of the Cathedral as you wish to. These include;
- Floor Tours
- Roof Tours
- Tower Tours
- Library Tours
- Historic Graffiti Tours
The library includes a reference collection of c.10,000 items, with 260 medieval manuscripts, texts on theology, canon law, devotional books, music, and literature.
The graffiti tour includes insights into the hopes, fears, and beliefs of the ordinary people who have lived in the area and left their mark as inscriptions on the fabric of this magnificent building.
Our tour professionals can offer information on not only the beautiful Lincoln Cathedral tours, but also provide advice on other local attractions and points of interest within the Lincoln Cathedral quarter.
An introductory floor tour is included in your admission to the Cathedral. Let our expert volunteer guides take you on a journey, revealing hundreds of years of history.
Our roof tour takes you up into the roof space of Lincoln Cathedral so you can see the building's inner workings.
Our Tower Tour takes you up to the top of the Central Tower where you can experience fabulous views and on a clear day see much of Lincolnshire.
Education lies at the heart of Lincoln Cathedral. Explore our Medieval and Wren Libraries with the help of a guide. Tours are available throughout the year and are perfect for groups.
Historic Graffiti Tour
Join our expert guides on the hunt for some of the Cathedral’s most interesting graffiti and learn more about some of the people that have left their mark. There is a huge range of images, symbols and words etched on to the fabric of the building just waiting to be spotted by the sharp-eyed visitor.