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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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When in New Zealand at school I remember bits and pieces about cotton mills and spinning cotton but never really took in all the information and never really understood it, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

When in New Zealand at school I remember bits and pieces about cotton mills and spinning cotton but never really took in all the information and never really understood it, but going through the Mill my eyes opened and I thought that this is really interesting and I can imagine how it really was. Brilliant !!!!!!

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

Lovely clean tidy venue,great food and tap water and ice for free. Very busy but very efficient staff.Tables cleared quickly and all with a smile!

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Over 50 people joined us on the coach trial to Quarry Bank Mill. So much to do with the beautiful gardens, the rest of the ground, Apprentice house and the Mill itself. The place is so big that although the car park was almost full plus the 50 on our coach it was no overcrowded. A great day out, we... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Despite visiting on a rainy day we had a great time at Quarry Bank Mill. We began by exercising our dog on the estate paths before taking lunch in the café to refresh us after our journey and as usual were not disappointed. NT catering is always very good and reasonably priced and adds to the enjoyment of any visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited in May 2015. We chose it by chance as it was the closest NT property to our hotel. What a great find! The practical displays were brilliant - from the hand carding to the large machines at the base. All of the people we saw were well informed and happy to talk to adults and children to answer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We had a great day out, there is lots to see in the mill, you can see all the history of the mill and how the raw materials was spun and woven into fabric, when we went the gardens wasnt in bloom but saying that it is a nice walk, to see and do everything you will need a full... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went to the mill last weekend, had wanted to go for a while and wasn't disappointed We went on the tour of the apprentices house where the children that worked in the mill were housed and it was really interesting (also quite sad) The mill itself was also really interesting, especially for those interested in the industrial revolution or for... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We have visited the Mill a couple of times before but it is always worth another visit, especially as it doesn't cost us anything with being National Trust Members. It always seems to be Spring time when we are caravanning nearby and the gardens are very colourful and there are lots of trees and shrubs giving various shades of green.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

First Visited here over 20 years ago and its got better. Lovely gardens, great museum, apprentice house tour very informative.

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We often walk along the river at the back of our house and always seem to end up here, the mill is a wonderful peace of history and the cafe is first class with a decent cup of tea and home cooked food. Well worth a visit to step out of the rat race from time to time.

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