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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #2 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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Woolsthorpe Manor is a national trust property and the former home of Isaac Newton, famous for discovering gravity. Went here with the wife and youngest daughter (15) for a day out. Finding the property was simple and there was ample parking. We were greeted by very friendly staff throughout the day who were clearly knowledgable and passionate. Upon entry in... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited mid-week and it was quiet. Not a commercial property as the cafe and shop are low-key. This adds to the charm of the property. Lovely manor house with very well preserved artefacts such as graffiti. Guides are knowledgeable, one was a little too verbose, so we scurried through that room so as not to get pinned down! The discovery... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Newton's house, atmospheric house and engrossing technical displays in barn demonstrating his work with pendulums, light, gravity and telescopes, to name just a few. All hands on and well explained. Very competent staff explain and demonstrate things. Great fun for adults and children. Nice small tearoom.

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