Roman links in Colsterworth

Conveniently located Near the A1, this Lincolnshire village close to Grantham is an ideal stopover for trips between the north and south of England.

Dating back to Roman times, Colsterworth lies close to Ermine Street, the old Roman road that ran directly from London to Lincoln.

Get hands-on at Woolsthorpe Manor

Colsterworth is a mile from the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, who came into the world on Christmas Day 1642. This National Trust property is home to the legendary apple tree where Newton discovered gravity.

At the Science Discovery Centre, you can try some of Newton’s experiments for yourself. Find out whether a feather falls at the same speed as an apple or play with light.

Visit Grantham's cosy pubs and tearooms

Head to the ancient market town of Grantham, best known as the birthplace of former PM Margaret Thatcher, for cosy pubs, tearooms and markets where you can find great local produce.

Look out for pubs and streets in the local area with the word ‘Blue’ in their title, such as the Blue Pig, Blue Dog and Bluegate. These names have their roots in a 19th-century political rivalry over the Grantham constituency.

Looking for accommodation in Colsterworth? Travelodge Grantham Colsterworth Hotel is well placed, just off the A1. Travelodge Grantham South Witham Hotel is also close by.