September 26, 2012 10.37 am This story is over 116 months old

Lincoln Cathedral among first in UK to showcase interior on Google Street View

Inside Street View: Google Maps Street View browsers will be able to see inside Lincoln Cathedral with 360 degree tours.

Inside Lincoln Cathedral for the Flower Festival in August

Lincoln Cathedral will be one of the first cathedrals in the UK to showcase its interior for Google Maps Street View browsers around the world.

The Cathedral is working to create the walk-through panoramas with Lincoln photographer Darren Juggins, who has been working with Google’s Business Photos project since April.

Google’s Business Photos initiative brings Street View browsers right into business premises, where people can click and drag through a 360 degree virtual tour.

A number of businesses in uphill Lincoln have already created interior tours for their premises, and some 50 other locations across Lincolnshire have been photographed as well.

Using special equipment, Google-approved photographers capture a panoramas of the business premises, and use bespoke software to stitch together the tours.

The 360 degree tours at Lincoln Cathedral will be captured early Thursday morning and should take no more than a month until people can explore them online.

Phil Hamlyn Williams, Cathedral Chief Executive, said: “This is a very exciting step to take to give those thinking of visiting a different sort of sneak preview of what to expect.

“I hope it will whet many more appetites and attract more visitors to this brilliant city,” he added.

Here’s a peek at other Lincoln locations photographed by Darren Juggins where you can go inside from Street View. More examples here.

Lincoln City Football Club shop

Flowers by Suzanne, Bailgate