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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Grantham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: This is a small treasure.  It is a manor house, once owned by the family of Isaac Newton and where he was living during the Plague years when... more »
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is a National Trust property and thought we'd visit on way back home. So glad we did! It's Isaac Newton's birthplace & sute of THE famous apple tree....but if you think Isaac Newton discovered gravity alone have a visit & find out just what else he did - amazing! You can look around the manor & read the amusing... More

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Gilsland, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We found this by accident, on our way up the A1, and decided to stop and have a look. I'm so glad we did! It's a beautiful set of buildings in gorgeous countryside. The staff / volunteers were incredibly helpful and really friendly, from the ticket staff right through to the coffee shop assistants. The story of Isaac Newton is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit, the walks around this place are lovely and we came across some real lovely pubs to drink in.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We only visited this place "by acccident". We're National Trust members and happened to be passing and so thought we'd take a look. It's only a small place but it really punches above its weight. There's an excellent interactive section with hands-on demonstrations of some of Isaac Newton's discoveries. The house is also both charming and interesting. The staff were... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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91 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We found this house very interesting with its short film about Isaac Newton.You could really appreciate how the family lived and how Isaac Newton was such a genius for his time.

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Croydon UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is Isaac Newton's house - built from honey-coloured stone and extremely interesting inside (where knowledgeable and friendly guides fill you in on the contents, the simple furnishings, fascinating graffiti and more). Outside there's a lovely orchard containing seats, wild flowers and plants, fruit and nut trees and (allegedly!) Newton's famous apple tree. There's a small coffee shop selling light... More

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DFW, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We didn't have kids with us, but if I were ever nearby with our grandkids, I would take them here. It is inspiring to see where Isaac Newton had his brainstorm about the solar system sitting under the apple tree here. I had no idea that actually apple tree still existed somewhere! The house is set up with activities for... More

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Coalville, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was Isaac Newton's home and he has to be one of the foremost scientific intelligences of all times. Its therefore quite wonderful to be able to visit his home. The house is nicely presented, with plenty of period detail. The apple tree however feels a little phoney and there's not a lot of interpretation of its relevance. The interactive... More

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not among the National Trust's largest properties, but plenty of parking, a sweet little café, plenty of secondhand books, lovely little grounds, including the original apple tree that gave Isaac Newton, who lived here, his idea on gravity, and an interesting house full of hints on him and his theories. In addition, a fascinating two-storey display where you can try... More

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Birmingham ,England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

National Trust have an irritating habit of closing certain properties on certain days. Often this is not coordinated with other local NT properties so those of us who may stay overnight in a particular area in order to make the most of NT visits often find it's not possible to do so because of their closure policy. It happened to... More

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