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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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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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All family from grandparents back in the cotton mills, so wanted to show the kids bit of family heritage. Quarry Bank Milll didn't disappoint, excellent day out, lots to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

All family from grandparents back in the cotton mills, so wanted to show the kids bit of family heritage. Quarry Bank Milll didn't disappoint, excellent day out, lots to see and great working shows by the staff. Really well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There is ample parking. You can visit the mill where you will learn all about how it operated in the old days and how the machinery works too using water as it's power source. There is a gift shop. There is a picnic area with a childrens play area. There is a lovely walk along and around the river. It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A really interesting couple of hours spent here learning all about the cotton trade and the industrial revolution and how it affected the area. Really informative. Anyone who grew up in a mill town back in the day would really enjoy the memories this evoked. Lots of interesting 'hands on' stuff for children to get involved in. Quite a steep... More 

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Heald Green Cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you want a walk in styal woods, a meal or ice cream, QBM is a great place to visit. If you park in the Car park there are golf buggies to take you down to the mill, a 5 minute walk. It is a little steep, so the golf buggies are great. There is a childrens play area and... More 

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely place to visit an the staff are all very helpful an know there stuff about the mill so that is great. Must say though if you are not a fan of walking or have trouble walking it may be hard for you as lots of steps an lots of walking. The gardens are kept to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited Styal many times over the years. I love the machinery, the noise, the smells. This year was my first visit to the Apprentice House. What an insight! Such a modern, forward thinking family. The tour guide was brilliant and made the lives if the apprentices come to life for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited today for the 1st time.Really enjoyed the Apprentice,s House Tour.The Mill you can look round at your Leisure and very interesting.The Gardens are beautifully Landscaped.All staff happy to give you any Info you might need.Had a Coffee when we arrived at 10.30 then joined the 11.15 Apprentice tour which lasts about 30 mins.Had a picnic after looking round the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We love this place been 2 times now and still not seen everything going back soon to see the woods and gardens we have seen the village,mill and apprentice house but had to make 2 trips to see those three places but we don't mind keep going back such a lovely place highly recommend this place to all can't wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love history and anything old.. Wanted to visit here after watching the mill TV series... Thought it would be good education for the kids to learn what life was like for some of our older family members who worked and survived in our local work house.. As ours is no longer open to public thought the kids could get... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

An informative and interactive day out for the whole family. Arrive early to ensure you have a tour of the Apprentice House. We arrived at 10.30am (the Mill opens at 11am) but this enabled us to pick our session for the family interactive tour of the Apprentice House where the children acted in role as trainee mill workers. The café... More 

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