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Pictures of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

A picture of Woolsthorpe Manor

About Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

The tiny hamlet of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth lies in spacious rural countryside in the valley of the River Witham. It is peaceful, pleasant place which somehow seems to have escaped the hand of time.

The hamlet is best known for Woolsthorpe Manor, home of the scientist, philosopher, alchemist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton.

Woolsthorpe Manor is in the care of the National Trust. It is a typical limestone yeomen farmhouse of the 17th century, together with farm buildings. Here visitors can see a descent of the famous apple tree instrumental in Newton's discovery of gravity and learn of his childhood in the manor.

The hamlet lies equidistance from the larger town's of Melton Mowbray and Grantham. Both offer good shopping, hotels and historic buildings.

Recommended towns & villages near Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth

St Wulfram's Parish Church, Grantham

Grantham (39 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction N of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth)

This delightful town, set on the River Witham in a spacious agricultural region is noted for many historic factors but more latterly as the birthplace of Britains first woman Primne Minister - Margaret Thatcher was born here in 1925 and she became Prime Minister in 1979...

Dahlias and the Orangery at Belton House, nr. Grantham, Lincolnshire

Belton (71 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.3 miles, 15.0 km, direction N of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth)

The popular village of Belton lying north of Grantham is home to magnificent Belton House. It is also a typical "Estate" village which perfectly epitomises all the values of English country life...

Oakham

Oakham (86 Pictures) in the county of Rutland

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction SW of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth)

For centuries the countryside around Oakham has echoed to the sound of hunting horns, for the vales and rolling farmland surrounding this sedate market town, have been the stamping ground for the counties hunting fraternity...

Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe, Melton Mowbray

Melton Mowbray (25 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Leicestershire

(11.1 miles, 17.9 km, direction W of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth)

An historic market town famous for its Pork packed pies and Stilton cheeses, both are savoured all over Britain and in many other countries...

Sheep Market, the Golden Fleece

Stamford (246 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction SE of Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth)

Of the 17 churches, only 6 now remain in Stamford, which is without doubt, one of the finest medieval towns in the British Isles, if not in Europe...

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A picture of Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor (10 Pictures)

(0.1 miles, 0.2 km)

Called a manor but in reality this is the farmhouse where Isaac Newton was born in 1642. The house remains very much during.....

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle (26 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction NW)

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(9.2 miles, 14.8 km, direction N)

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(11.5 miles, 18.5 km, direction S)

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(13.7 miles, 22.0 km, direction SE)

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(19.7 miles, 31.7 km, direction S)

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(20.0 miles, 32.2 km, direction NW)

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