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Woolsthorpe Manor

Water Lane | Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, Grantham NG33 5PD, England
01476 860338
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Ranked #2 of 16 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

What an interesting house, not very large although carries the grandeous title of being a Manor. If you have children there is an educational section where they can play and learn about Gravity. It has so much more than I expected.great for families.Although I am disabled,parking was very close to the house, plus with support from my husband I was... More

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Chester
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Only a small manor house, but it has an Important place in history being the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Easy to find just off the A1, south of Grantham, it is well worth 60-90 minutes of your time. You will be welcomed by friendly National Trust staff followed by an informative film show. Once in the house, which is... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

There is a certain attraction that pulls you to this marvellous place! It is a small house but gigantic in terms of the history and impact this humble man had on the world. We walked through the house standing at the fireplace with arm resting on the mantle as I am sure Sir Isaac did once. The staff were warm,... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We joined the National Trust after our recent visit to Belton House (see review) so thought we would try Woolsthorpe Manor this weekend. This is a small Manor house, once the home to Issac Newton. It is still as interesting as all the other grand National Trust properties. During our visit we saw a cooking demonstration making bread and Marchpane... More

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Lincolnshire UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Childhood home of Sir Isaac Newton and the place he 'discovered' gravity! now very well looked after by National Trust. The gentleman we met on entry was very friendly and helpful as were all the staff. Great introductory film, lovely cup of tea in China tea pot & cups to wash down our picnic which we had in the... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

small size makes it easy to see how people actually lived with very good knowledgeable people in most rooms. not just another house with old furniture Famous tree or perhaps not goodish visitor centre with experiments related to light.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this is a must see place, mainly because of the previous occupant who was a genius and the exhibits and hands on displays bring it home to you how great he was, awe inspiring!

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Brilliant day out ! Absolutely loved it ! The house was fascinating loved etchings on walls and Book cupboards. The science discovery centre was fab for kids and adults alike ! The cafe is right next to discovery centre so we enjoyed our Cornish cream tea whilst kids had fun! The staff were friendly knowledgable and helpful and very polite... More

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Isaac Newton is one name that you can hardly study science and not be aware of. This is his childhood home and where he spent 18 months while Cambridge was closed due to the plague. In that time he did some of his most important experiments. While the apple tree and gravity are well known, his other great experiment was... More

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a small manor house and farm outbuildings. If you have walking difficulty it might be a problem for you. Everyone here was friendly and helpful. The information about Newton and his life/discoveries was very well presented. All in all a pleasant 2 hours (including a drink and great cake).

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