When I was planning our little road trip up to Lincolnshire, I found a gem of a National Trust property called Woolsthorpe Manor.  This is the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his apple tree…you know the story about the apple falling on his head…well you can have a picnic right beside that apple tree.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

Rachel and I are both gluten free so we stopped off at our new local huge M&S store to pick up some gluten free supplies for our picnic…seriously that could have been a whole blog post by itself…I still need to go back to buy those gluten free chicken nuggets.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

We decided to eat first and explore later…we know how to party like it’s 1999!  We popped down our picnic baskets and blankets (thank you Jonelle & Mark for my brown picnic basket…see I do use it!)…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…took a few necessary blog photos…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…just a few.  That’s obviously the famous apple tree with the little fence around the roots; apparently the roots have got damaged over time as tourists wanted a photo sitting directly under the tree so they have now had to protect the tree for future generations.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

So of course we then scoffed our way through a very yummy M&S gluten free picnic.  I had picked up the new gluten free hob nobs from Waitrose prior to our M&S visit and Rachel had bought the rice sticks…a gluten free gal is always prepared in case M&S failed us…they didn’t.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

I have to say that Marks and Spencers have really upped their game when it comes to gluten free options…I remember when the gluten free range was delivered to the Bedford store in error the very first time and they promptly sold out…apparently I wasn’t the only gluten free freak in Bedford.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

We managed to pick up a gluten free BLT sarnie, gluten free scotch eggs, apples, chocolate mousse, salmon skewers, gluten free blackcurrant ripple cake and good old fashion lemonade.  Rachel introduced me to the M&S gluten free caramel millionaire bites…they are sooooo much better than the gluten free hob nobs!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

Rachel and I take this blogging business extremely seriously…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…we don’t use twitter to communicate, we talk via our banana phones (how scary are my eyes…and the hat hair!)

Rachel bought mason jars for our picnic but I failed my blogging exam…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…I forgot to give myself a pretty manicure!

And you know, you obviously need to have a photo in front of the tree while balancing an apple on your head.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

^^Photo stolen from Rachel’s blog…sorry Rachel, I should have asked before stealing!

And because Rachel and I don’t take things too seriously…this is a behind the scenes photo, the look of concentration on our little faces…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…balancing an apple on your head isn’t that easy, trust me!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

After a lot of eating and lot of chatting…we decided to explore inside Woolsthorpe Manor which is a simple farm house however it gives you a true feel on how the “normal” folks would have lived; it was a nice change from the huge stately homes that I’ve visited in the past.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

We popped inside the house for a nosey…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…the house is set up quite simply…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…so that when you enter Sir Isaac Newton’s room you really get a sense on how special the house is as it’s from this room that he made his biggest discoveries on light and gravity during the plague years…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…and it just shows that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can change the world!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

We learnt an interesting fact that Sir Isaac Newton’s uncle went to Cambridge also…so a family of academics.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

^^It’s moments like these that you need to do a shoefie!

I failed 5th form Science (I found it the most boring subject ever…plus I used to get told off for talking and then listening…apparently if I wasn’t listening my friends wouldn’t be talking!)…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…maybe if I had this famous view from his bedroom, I may have passed 5th form Science…hmmm probably not!

Rachel also discovered the light on our visit to Woolsthorpe Manor…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…Sir Isaac Newton, eat your heart out!

And just because I can…one lucky last photo of the apple tree…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…and a magical quote from the man himself!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

Travel Tips for Woolsthorpe Manor

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Woolsthorpe Manor, the family home of Sir Isaac Newton and his famous apple tree! Looking for the best picnic spot in England then look no further plus I show you where to find the best gluten free food picnic supplies for a great day out in England. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

xx

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I feel very lucky to call Rachel a friend, after many a gluten free cake date…I asked if she fancied a little road trip up to Lincolnshire to visit two National Trust properties and have a picnic…Rachel accepted (I know where she lives now…insert evil laugh).  Belton House was our second stop of the day…you know how I like to do things backwards on the blog…and the property was on my Jane Austen bucket list!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

^^^Yes that’s Rosings!

Lady Catherine de Bourgh lived here in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice and I fancied a little instagram cliche…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…complete with some bonnet action; I’m not going to win an instagram pose contest any time soon!  Rachel and I were hot, hot, hot…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…summer had finally arrived in England and there is nowhere better to be than in some gorgeous English gardens.  You would think with monkey length arms I would have this selfie action down but alas these super long arms just take up half of the photo instead!

A little stroll around the gardens was required as we have scoffed a rather calorific picnic at the first National Trust property we visited earlier in the day…we found a lovely lady reading a book amongst the lavender so we left her in peace…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…I love how English gardens can look so wild and free however their appearance is deceptive, there is a lot of hard work involved…G’s mum is constantly gardening and her garden is beautiful (mine resembles a jungle, I proudly showed G’s mum a beautiful pink flower the other day…apparently it was a weed…to be fair, I’m not sure how the flower had got there in the first place!)

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…we found a little church playing peek-a-boo in the gardens…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…and then found the coolest place in the gardens, The Orangery…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…we wandered around between the assortment of foliage…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…rather large…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…and rather fanciful boobilicious foliage!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

It wouldn’t be a proper English garden until someone got naked…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…there’s always one ready to show off their bits to the world!

Leaving the pretty Orangery behind, we walked back into the main gardens…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…and towards the house….

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…where a lovely little couple were sitting together under the shade (they were sensible folks!)…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…shhh don’t tell anyone but one of those vintage cars from all the pretty London instagram accounts has escaped to Lincolnshire, obviously it needed a little holiday before it’s next close up…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…we found a lady flashing in the courtyard…she showed us her boobie and to be honest, I’ve got bigger so she should have kept herself covered!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

^^Know your audience love!

While the back of Belton House is instantly recognisable to Pride and Prejudice fans, the front of the house isn’t…

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

…when we first arrived, I had thought to myself…hmmm…this doesn’t look right……but thankfully it was!

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

Belton House is managed by The National Trust, so you get free entry if you’re a member (£13.10 entry per adult if you’re not) and it’s a gorgeous spot to visit especially if you have kids that need open spaces to run wild.  If you’re undecided if you should buy a British Heritage pass then check out this handy little guide to help make up your mind.

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

Have you visited Belton House before – what did you think of this National Trust property?  Are you a Jane Austen fan, if so, what’s on your Jane Austen bucket list?

England Travel Inspiration - A day touring the National Trust properties in Lincolnshire including Belton House which featured as Rosings in the BBC adaption of Pride and Prejudice. Click the link to read my Lincolnshire Travel Tips!

xx

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