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Quarry Bank Mill

Address: Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
Phone Number: 44 1625 527468
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Styal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House and Gardens provide the...
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Type: Museums
Owner description: 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Has to be one of my favourite National Trust property. Great day out. Lots to see. Fascinating insight to the history of cotton production. If you've watched the Channel 4 show "The Mill" then you have to visit Quarry Bank. Don't forget to take a walk in to the village to see some of the lovely houses. Can't wait to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely place! Lots to see, recommend taking sandwiches as the cafe is expensive!... Unfortunately we arrived at lunchtime, as a result all the visits to the apprentice house were full. If we had known about this we would have come early as it was the main thing we wished to see. Gardens are a lovely walk around after you've been... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I am very lucky to have had this on my door step all my life, I went on numerous tours as a kid with my family and school, more recently it has been my walking destination. However, on my last walk to Styal my girlfriend and I decided to venture inside, it did not disappoint us. So much information and... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lovely setting and very interesting and engaging place. Plenty to keep the kids occupied and styal village is so pretty. Would have preferred that we could have just visited the apprentice house without a guided tour especially with young children. Will definitely be back when the gardens are open.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've have lived near Style Mill for most of my life, but never ventured inside it. Well this all changed in December when I took my daughter there to help with some school work she had. It's very easy to get to, and there is plenty of parking in the area. The Mill is surrounded by some lovely park and... More 

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Altrincham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you have a national trust membership or not this is one of the best places to visit with the kids in the north west. The mill and gardens are great as are the grounds and walks along the river Bollin. Highly recommended.

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Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We are NT members and were pleased to find this property was open on New Years Eve for a family trip. The kids enjoyed both making calendars and the save the date trail around the mill. There's plenty to see and do and we'll definitely be making a return trip (Membership was a gift so we're getting our money's worth)... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Looking for something to do on a cold December morning, and remembered that I'd not been inside the mill for so many years (about 20) It's a self guided tour, so everything is at your own pace. There are actors / guides along the way, who are dressed in period costumes to set the scene. Their knowledge is excellent and... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This won't be of particular use to the average visitor as my comments are for the lunch for staff and volunteers, but I do feel praise is due. There must have been about 150 in the function room but the food quality and service were excellent, there were 2 other lunches that week so they must have had a very... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is one of the most interesting and engaging national trust properties I have been to! I spent all day there and feel I could have spent longer. The whole place has so much history to look at and read and in true national trust style the volunteers are very knowledgeable. There were demonstrations throughout the mill and I also... More 

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