Woolsthorpe Manor

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4/5

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2012

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This is a National Trust property which was the birthplace of Isaac Newton. It has been partly furnished to look as it would have been during his childhood during the 17th century. There are several volunteers in the house who help to explain how life would have been for a yeoman farmer of that period.

Outside there are other buildings, one of which has been turned into a small café which serves drinks and crisps, chocolate, ice-creams and biscuits etc. We were there on a chilly day and they also had soup and rolls at lunch time. The same building has several hands-on experiments illustrating some of his work.

Opposite the house is a small orchard, including the apple tree which is said to have given him his theory of gravity.

This is a pleasant place to visit, car parking is on the opposite side of the road to the house and the site is sign posted from the A1. As the building is in its original state fairly steep stairs are the only access to the upper floor.

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