Cathedral Square


Minster Yard

Work on Lincoln Cathedral commenced in 1088 and continued in several phases throughout the medieval period. The cathedral is the third largest in Britain (in floor space) after St Paul’s and York Minster.  It is highly regarded by architectural scholars; the eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin declared: “I have always held… that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.”

In the shadow of those impressive spires is a large market space for the Asylum Steampunk Festival.

A space filled with trade, music, dancing and laughter, this will hark back to the historical past of the Cathedral and the days when locals would bring their wares to sell to worshippers entering the Cathedral.

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