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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 things to do 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best National Trust properties I've visited. With a family history of working in the woollen mills, the similarities evoked lots of memories of tales from my parents and grandparents. Every member of staff was so well informed and so willing to explain and discuss all aspects of this working mill. They are so proud of the part... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to Quarry Bank Mill, which is an late 18th century cotton mill in Cheshire, after watching the British drama on channel 4, based on the people of working in Quarry Bank Mill. I have an interest in history, and historic building, and it didn't disappoint. We was shown around the mill by a tour guide dressed in period... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visited during February half term, so much to see and do, very interesting. One of the best national trust properties we have been to. Travelled up from London for a few days away. We saw the TV programme "The Mill" and we were intrigued to see the actual place where it was filmed and we weren't disappointed.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It was obvious due to the shortage of spaces in the car park on arrival that this NT property has indeed benefited from being featured in the Channel 4 series "The Mill"......oh and the small matter of it being half term. Lunch and afternoon tea offrings in the restaurant were varied and very good value - the tomato soup was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Even though the weather was bitter cold we still had a brilliant day , my teenage children thought it felt more authentic . loads to be touchy feely with nothing realy off limits , loads of onsite demonstrations for all levels and beautiful village and gardens to top it all . Too clod to have our picnic outside but there... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Went on a damp January afternoon as part of a large group. Large spacious attraction. Buggy service was available if required, but managed the slope down to the attraction with a few stops (I am disabled other half asthmatic. Found the disabled loo which was very clean so then went around the wheel house. Very interesting and staff very friendly.... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we only managed to have time to visit the Mill during our weekend, but this does however mean that another trip will have to be planned to see the rest! In any event, the mill itself took up two to three hours of our afternoon. Having never visited a cotton mill, there was so much to take in and... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a great day out with my family of 4. Both my children (aged 2 and 5) found the mill very engaging and enjoyed all of the interactive activities on offer. After the mill we enjoyed time by the park with drinks purchased from the café. We visited the wonderful waterfall and walked around the gardens. We missed out on... More 

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a great day out at Quarry Bank Mill at half term and were particularly impressed with the Peter who showed us round the Apprentice House and engaged really well with all the children. My 7 year old daughter was enthralled by him and his stories of being a mill child. The mill itself was interesting as were the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We arrived at lunch time on the Sunday of February half term. In spite of the large car park, we had to queue for 20 minutes for a car parking space, waiting for people to leave before we could get in. In spite of this, we enjoyed a fabulous afternoon. The mill give a very good understanding of how the... More 

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