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Tour of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle

On Saturday the 20th January, Howard Walker with great help from Carol Heidchuster, the Works Manager of the Cathedral.has arranged for a tour of Lincoln Cathedral. 

Sunday is the main day of worship, and so the cathedral has restricted access for viewing, which is why we are attending on the Saturday.

There are two different tours available. One is on the roof, and is limited to 28 people in two groups of 14. One starts at 11.30 am and the other at 1.00 pm. These will overlap with tours of the floor of the Cathedral, allowing everyone to arrive and leave together. 

Our member Carol Heidschuster is the Works Manager at the Cathedral Works Department, and she can arrange for the stone masonry workshops to be open and give a talk about the work carried out there.

Costs are as follows: The floor tour is £6.40 for a group booking, and the roof tour is £4 per head extra. You can keep the floor tour ticket as it is valid for as many visits as you like for 12 months, conditional on it being gift aided. Castle tour may be a little extra - costs to advise.

New - Castle Tour

We also have the opportuinity to tour the Castle, courtesy of Mick Bath, who is a club member and also works as a guide at the Castle. It's a tight schedule to do all three tours, so will need careful timing. People wishing to do the Castle tour will need to visit the Castle in the afternoon, and so must also select which tour of the Cathedral, roof or floor that they wish to do.

It also depends on how many people will be present.


Park and ride is recomended from Waitrose on Searby Road, Lincoln, LN2 4DS

 Stops in Lincoln are at:

  • Nettleham Road: the inbound stop is adjacent to KFC opposite the Waitrose car park
  • Northgate: next to Lincoln Cathedral for the Cathedral Quarter​
  • Broadgate: for the Cornhill Quarter, High St and the Waterside Shopping Centre
  • Lincoln Bus Station: for the High Street and the St Marks Shopping Centre
Booking is essential. Send an email to Howard by the 10th January. Tickets will later be attached to the event, when we know the numbers involved, and you can order and pay for them on line.  

Your email should follow the instructions below:

So that we know how many people are attending, first copy the text between the ===== lines below


My name is:..................

My membership number is:............

I would like the following tours:

1. Roof Tour of the Cathedral for ...... People

2. Floor tour of the Cathedral for ...... People

3. Tour of the Castle for ...... People

4. Visit to the Stone Masons Works and a short talk by Carol for ...... People


Click HERE to open your mail client and paste it into a new email.

Replace the ...... with the number of people attending, title the email aas "Lincoln Cathedral Tickets" and send the email.

The deadline for this is the 30th December.

The full program will then be determined on the 9th January and an email will be sent to everyone telling them to order and pay for the tickets on line, where to meet us on site, and when. Tickets will be for sale on this page from the 10th January. Click on them to purchase. When we arrive at the Cathedral, bring them with you and you will be able to exchange them for the proper tickets.

This is a special event, not always available to our members or anyone else, so your support will be greatly appreciated. Howard’s email is   Many thanks to Carol for enabling the tour. Mick also for the Castle Tour.View the cathedral on the web at: