Lincoln Cathedral is a gorgeous example of gothic architecture that always had me awe-inspired during my time spent living in the English county of Lincolnshire.
The intricate stonework, soaring spires and ghostly gargoyles make this a beautiful cathedral to look at. But there is much more to Lincoln Cathedral than its alluring aesthetics. This spectacular example of medieval architecture dates back to the 11th century. The cathedral was considered to be the tallest building in the world for a period in the middle ages.
It was extensively damaged during the 12th century – by a fire and, later on, an earthquake. A major expansion and restoration project – that gave Lincoln Cathedral the grandeur it still has today – was undertaken shortly after.
In the 13th century, the then Bishop of Lincoln, Hugh of Wells, was involved in the signing of the Magna Carta – an important legal document that was said to have laid the foundations for liberty and justice. It was kept in the cathedral for centuries, but the priceless Magna Carta is currently displayed nearby at Lincoln Castle.
In recent years, this startling English Cathedral has featured in a number of films, including the Da Vinci Code and The Young Victoria.
Have you ever visited Lincoln Cathedral or would you like to?