The RSPB has set up a free viewing station for people to come and see the Peregrine falcons as they fly around Lincoln Cathedral on weekends during June and July. These falcons - typically nesting on high cliff faces and scrapes - have taken to breeding in very high man made buildings across the world and this will be the tenth year that they have chosen the high towers of Lincoln Cathedral to call home.
The peregrine is renowned for its speed, reaching over 200 mph during its high speed dives when hunting prey. Having a nest on top of a cathedral which is 83 metres high gives ample height for some impressive acrobats and daredevil swoops from what is considered one of the fastest members of the animal kingdom.
Volunteers with the RSPB will be on the East lawn of the Cathedral each weekend in June and July, ready with telescopes and expert advice for anyone wanting to view the birds.
The Lincoln House on Wordsworth Street is a self catering holiday home, situated in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter and a two minute stroll from the Cathedral and its falcons. It is a great place to stay in Lincoln and use as a base from which to explore this beautiful city. You can check availability here.