Across the county of Lincolnshire, there's no shortage of buildings with some historical significance. From castles and cathedrals to the everyday 17th Century homes that line the streets of Lincolnshire's picturesque towns, there's plenty to see and do in the East Midlands.
One of the county's main attractions is Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, one of Britain's best-known scientists. With a smattering of elegant hotels in the area, the area around Grantham is an excellent place for tourists to visit.
A Piece of History
Now owned by the National Trust, this humble farmhouse just outside Grantham is a piece of history now opened up to the public. The property has been carefully furnished in the style of a 17th century Yeoman's farmhouse, reflecting life as it would have been when Newton was born here on Christmas Day in 1642.
It's not only lovers of history who'll get a kick out of Woolsthorpe Manor, though. The adjoined Science Discovery Centre provides an excellent opportunity for kids to get stuck into some fascinating experiments. And for that added touch of inspiration, the famous apple tree is still visible from Newton's bedroom.
As Woolsthorpe Manor is such a popular spot with those staying in hotels in Lincolnshire, the National Trust has ensured that the property is well equipped with convenient facilities. Baby-changing facilities are available for those with young ones. There are also a number of kids' activities on-site, including fun costumes. There's ample parking, great disabled access and regular tours of the property, even in the winter months.
Hotels in the Grantham Area
Whether Woolsthorpe Manor is the focal point of your visit to Lincolnshire or not, the area around Grantham is a beautiful place to stay which you're in the East Midlands. Visitors in search of some true Lincolnshire grandeur will be impressed by Stoke Rochford Hall. The breathtaking Victorian mansion is set in lovingly tended gardens. Inside, the hotel is finished to a high standard and offers a wealth of facilities. But if you’re looking for something more understated and intimate you’ll enjoy the B&B at Beaver House, in Old Somerby.