Peregrines at Lincoln Cathedral

Interested in skydiving? Watch the masters!

Diving to catch prey at up to 200 miles per hour, we’re masters of flight.

We like to show off our agility for anyone around, sometimes flying upside down to catch food dropped by a mate, or just wheeling around the Cathedral towers above you.

Sheer cliffs might be our natural home, but the tall towers of Lincoln Cathedral make a perfect place to nest.

Live pictures of the trials of peregrine parenthood amid the grand stonework will be beamed from our nestcam to screens at the viewpoint.

And well-placed telescopes at the free viewpoint outside will help you to spot us on the wing – if you think you’re quick enough, that is!

When can you see us?

Friendly staff and volunteers will be on the East Green every Saturday and Sunday (and Bank Holiday Mondays), 11.30am – 4.30pm.

What’s at the site?

The Cathedral has a Refectory, open daily 9.30am – 4pm.

How to find us

By road
A1 and A46 east from Newark, A57 east from Sheffield, A15 south from M180 Scunthorpe and Hull, A15 north from Sleaford, A46 south from Grimsby.

Parking around the Cathedral is limited to short stay on the south side in Minster Yard or local car parks. There is no parking reserved for disabled visitors immediately adjacent to the Cathedral, although it is possible to drop off just outside the main entrance.

By rail
Lincoln Central station with mainline connections from Newark. Regional connections include Nottingham, Grantham, Skegness, Grimsby and Birmingham.


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