Thursday, 11 June 2015
The castle walls give by far the best vantage point from which to see the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral. Originally begun on the orders of William the Conqueror and consecrated in 1092, the rounded arches of the West front date back to this time. A fire and then an earthquake in 1185 meant it required substantial rebuilding and this was done in the Gothic style with pointed arches and flying buttresses. Conservation work on our great cathedrals continues all the time. It is rare to see one without some scaffolding somewhere! Seen from this view, you can also enjoy the clustering of narrow streets and clay-tiled roofs around the cathedral precincts.