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by Michael Ford, Country House Editor
Woolsthorpe ManorDay 2 - Leaving Harlaxton we made our way towards Grimsthorpe Castle. On the way we passed Colsterworth and stopped off at Woolsthorpe Manor.
Woolsthorpe Manor is the birthplace and family home, until 1655 and between 1665 and 1667, of Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and it is here that he first split light into colours. A descendant of the apple tree from which Newton discovered gravity grows in the garden. This is the place to find out more about Britain's greatest scientist. The manor house is a typical stone farmhouse of the area.
Woolsthorpe is owned by The National Trust and is open Wed - Sun from 1pm - 5:30pm, April to October.
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