Medieval Bishops' Palace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Medieval Bishops' Palace, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

The Medieval Bishop's Palace is a visitor's attraction in the city of Lincoln.

Built during the late 12th century, it was one of the most opulent residential structures in the country and the administrative centre of the vast Diocese of Lincoln, which stretched from the Humber to the Thames.

The palace was sacked during the 16th century Reformation and 17th century Civil War. Now abandoned, it stands today a ruin, open to the sky, set into a modern garden plan.

The palace's most notable surviving feature is the West Hall, built over an undercroft by the Burgundian-born Bishop St Hugh of Lincoln and completed in the early 13th century.

The historic building is maintained by English Heritage.


Address Medieval Bishops' Palace
Minster Yard
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 1PU
Telephone 01522 527468
Area More information on Lincoln