September 21, 2020 1.24 pm This story is over 38 months old

Lincoln Cathedral opens Dean’s Green for first time in 40 years

Now open seven days a week

For the first time in over four decades, Dean’s Green will be open to the people of Lincoln.

The area to the north of Lincoln Cathedral had been fenced off for over forty years as it formed part of the Lincoln Minster School along with the Old Deanery.

These have now been renovated with new lawns, flower beds, seating and a water feature.

The new water feature at Dean’s Green.

The Green opened to the public on Monday and will now be open seven days a week for people to enjoy the peaceful space by the cathedral.

Access comes from Minster Yard and it will be open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

There are seating areas for people to use and take in the sights.

It comes as part of a National Lottery-funded refurbishment project which saw the green landscaped, along with the development of a new visitor centre, set to open in the Old Deanery in spring 2021.

The Very Revd Christine Wilson, Dean of Lincoln, said: “Lincoln Cathedral has always been a place of worship, hospitality and welcome, it is wonderful that we can now welcome visitors to the Dean’s Green which has been inaccessible for so long.

The Old Deanery will become a new visitor centre for the Cathedral.

“Following landscaping works, the area looks truly beautiful and is a calming and serene place to be.

“Whether it’s during a lunchbreak from the office or simply spending time with family or friends, it’s the ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying being close to the Cathedral.”