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Quarry Bank Mill

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Address: Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
Phone Number: 44 1625 527468
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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House...

Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the setting for a fantastic visit. Gaze in amazement at the mighty steam powered waterwheel, take a tour round the enchanting Apprentice House to get an insight into a mill-child’s life, listen to the roar of the machinery in the mill and get closer to nature in the beautiful gardens. In addition to these attractions, we have miles of woodland to explore- perfect for a walk in all seasons!Pop into the Mill Restaurant to enjoy a snack or main meal, made with delicious local, seasonal food or picnic on the mill meadow. For a special treat, why not book one of our function rooms and a bespoke menu tailored to your groups needs? Quarry Bank at Styal is a day out to remember.

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Mill is great!

There's just SO much in the Mill itself, you'll lose track of floors and your perspective - other areas seemed close for refurbishment (to be fair, totally the wrong time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's just SO much in the Mill itself, you'll lose track of floors and your perspective - other areas seemed close for refurbishment (to be fair, totally the wrong time to visit). I'd come back again for the mill, but do so during the week, when the place isn't over-run with bored children running around screaming and also hogging all... More 

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Glitterfarie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic day out exploring the history of the cotton production in the UK. There are examples of working machinery from the centuries past with demonstrations from extremely knowledgeable people. You may struggle if you are less mobile: there are a lot of steps.

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lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited as a new member of the National Trust. Very enjoyable, interesting day out. A peek into our industrial past. We went during the week and it was relatively quiet. Knowledgeable staff who talked about and demonstrated the machines. Steep steps down to the mill itself and lots of steps and floors inside the mill although I believe there maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our time at the quarry bank mill. It was great to see the cotton machines evolve from manual to being powered by the mill. Very intersting and the staff were very informative demonstrating how the machines worked. We also did the tour at the Apprentice house which was very intersting and the lady who was our guide... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were planning to be in England for three weeks so we decided to purchase an annual membership to the National Trust which was something that we had not done on previous visits. Are we ever glad that we did as that purchase provided us with the opportunity and incentive to visit so many historical sites that... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited just for a walk along the river Bollin. We followed the instructions on the NT leaflet for the Giant Castle Walk. It was quite muddy and would recommend wellies. Very pretty woodland even in winter. We will have to visit again when it is drier underfoot and leaves on the trees and take a picnic. Soup at the... More 

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Thank Rosemary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First national trust place I have visited that wasn't a stately home. Really enjoyed it, as did my 3 children. Plenty to see and do. The apprentice's house was riveting, I've put my children's names on the waiting list! Only negative point is that a lot of the interactive exhibits had out of order signs on, hopefully that's sorted soon.... More 

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Llanidloes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having arrived with a trailer the staff were looking a little puzzled but this was because they were deciding the best place for us to park. The two car park staff were exceptionally helpful and this helpful attitude continued into the restaurant and ticket office etc. I have such an interest in this part of our history so had wanted... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The real deal. This ex mill is in fact, still working. The staff are all very helpful and informative and some very passionate about the place. It was so easy to see how life must have been working in a place like this, not too many years ago. On the day we went the gardens were closed but there is... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends took us to visit this national heritage site. It was really interesting. I loved the history about cotton mills. It made me appreciate how clothes get to shops. In those days the 1700's a blessing to bring affordable clothing to all the people. Loved it. Highly recommended. Bev Moore

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