Chase the Lincoln Imp at Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Hear the story of the mischievous Imp that has been a symbol of Lincoln for centuries.

It’s been said that one day the Devil was in a frolicsome mood, and let out all his young demons to play.  The Imp went to Lincoln and planned to wreak havoc in Lincoln Cathedral, knocking over the Dean and smashing the windows and lights.

At this, an angel appeared to prevent further chaos and commanded “Wicked Imp, be turned to stone!” The imp remains there to this day.

See if you can find the petrified Imp high up in Lincoln Cathedral (there’s a spotlight to help you if you give in). You’ll find imps across the city too, on door knockers, in gift shops and even in the nickname of the local football team - the Red Imps.

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