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), please visit our Forthcoming events page and follow the links. You can also 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.

Floor Tours

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.

Time Table
Monday to Saturday: 10.30am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm & 3pm
Duration
Approx. 1 Hour
No. of Places
Age Restriction
There are no age restrictions on Floor Tours.

Roof Tours

Our roof tour takes you up into the roof space of Lincoln Cathedral so you can see the building's inner workings.

Time Table
Monday to Saturday: 11am and 2pm
Duration
Approx. 90 Minutes
No. of Places
Age Restriction
Participants must be 14 or over due to health and safety reasons.

Tower Tours

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.

Time Table
Saturday at 11.15am & 1.15pm
Duration
Approx. 1 Hour
No. of Places
14
Age Restriction
Participants must be 14 or over due to health and safety reasons.

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.

Time Table
Wednesday at 13:45
Duration
Approx. 1.5 hours
No. of Places
Age Restriction
There are no age restrictions on Graffiti Tours.

Outdoor tour

Join us on our new external tour of Lincoln Cathedral! The Cathedral is highly decorated and you'll find out more about the elaborate carvings which cover the building. Find out more about the imposing tower which can be seen from over 40 miles away and learn more about the colourful stained glass windows and the tales they tell.

Time Table
Wednesday and Saturday at 1.45pm
Duration
Approx 90 minutes
No. of Places
Age Restriction
There are no age restrictions on Outdoor Tours