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Address: Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
Phone Number: 44 1625 527468
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Description: 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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Spent the day at this fascinating and very educational mill. There was so much to read and if you are with a school party the pictures and information given is a brilliant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Spent the day at this fascinating and very educational mill. There was so much to read and if you are with a school party the pictures and information given is a brilliant resource. We enjoyed watching all the machinery being operated and was amazed at the size of some of them and the noise that a room full of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited The National Trust run Quarry Bank Mill in Styal near Manchester today. As we generally find at NT run sites, the staff are friendly, enthusiastic and passionate. The mill itself is easily helps demonstrate what life was like for those that ran the mills and those who worked there. The Apprentice Lodgings give a real... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Had a really lovely day at QBM. The mill is very interesting with the working demonstrations. The tour of The Apprentice House was very informative, how they slept in those beds is mind boggling. The walk through the North Woods was tiring but worth it as we got to the airport runway road just as The Emirates plane was taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited here on a very warm sunny Saturday was expecting it to be very busy with all the cars in the car park but we got around to see everything with no crowds at all. Seeing the machines work is very good you can imagine what it was like back in them times. The gardens are a must see as... More 

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great walk around the grounds with nice foot paths and pretty scenery along the river. The facilities are good with a cafe and shops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Plenty to do and see, lovely staff giving demonstrations of equipment and machinery in the mill, dressed in period clothing and enthusiastic as well. Good cafeteria serving great coffee and fresh home made food. All this can be followed by a nice walk around the gardens (need to be fit and agile) kids can get an explorer pack to use... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Really enjoyed the mill - except crossing the high bridge to get into it. :Lovely grounds and plenty to see. Allow plenty of time for your visit - take a picnic if the weather is good.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Lots to see in this National Trust attraction, so allow plenty of time. Has a walk around the grounds, then guided tour of the Apprentice House, which was very well done. After a walk around the gardens the cafe called. Small but adequate menu, only served hot lunches up to 2.30. Not a bad cake choice but have seen better.... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Such a great place to visit, particularly liked the demonstrations of the working textile machines showing the process of cotton to cloth. Lots of history. Good Café and shop. Lovely walks but a lot of steps.

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

love to go walking here, especially the long route that goes out by the airport. Bits can get VERY muddy so take good boots or wellies whatever the weather. The map they give out at the car park kiosk is a bit pointless, ask for the walk map from the info centre.

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