Woolsthorpe Manor

LOCATION

WOOLSTHORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE

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Isaac Newton was born in this modest manor house in 1642. He returned to this rural location during the plague years of 1665-6, and made many of his most important discoveries about light and gravity here. The semi-legendary incident with the apple took place in the orchard. A complex figure, Newton notched up careers as diverse as Cambridge Professor and Master of the Royal Mint; spent years studying alchemy and the Bible as well as science, and was President of the Royal Society. You can still see the famous apple tree from Isaac's bedroom window and enjoy the Science Discovery Centre, where you can try some of the great man's experiments for yourself.

Woolsthorpe Manor
23 Newton Way, WOOLSTHORPE BY COLSTERWORTH, Grantham, NG33 5PD
Phone : 01476 860338

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Narrow doorways and small rooms, ramps available. Stairs to other floors. Grounds partly accessible, uneven and loose gravel paths, some steps
  • Facilities: Braille and large print guide, wheelchair available
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Opening Times: Please see website

About The area

Discover Lincolnshire

Much of the fenland around the Wash has been drained of its marshes and reclaimed as highly productive farmland. Further north, the coastline, with its sandy beaches, has been developed to accommodate the holiday industry, with caravans, campsites and the usual seaside paraphernalia. The main resorts are Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and Ingoldmells. Inland, the chalky margin of the Lincolnshire Wolds offers an undulating landscape of hills and valleys, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Lincoln, the county town, is dominated by its magnificent cathedral. Most of interest in the city is in the uphill area, Steep Hill, ascending from the River Witham; the Bailgate spanned by the Newport Arch, and the Minster Yard with its medieval and Georgian architecture. Boston, on the banks of Witham, was England’s second biggest seaport in the 13th and 14th centuries, when the wool trade was at its height. There are market towns all over the county still holding weekly markets, including Barton-upon-Humber, Boston, Bourne, Brigg, Crowland, Gainsborough, Grantham, Great Grimsby, Holbeach, Horncastle, Long Sutton, Louth, Market Rasen, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Spalding (the centre of the flower industry), and the elegant Edwardian spa resort of Woodhall Spa.

 

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