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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Road, SK9 4LA, England
44 1625 527468
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Ranked #6 of 180 Attractions in Cheshire
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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... more » 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. « less
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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

A superb day. so much to see that we will have to go back. The mill is in superb condition as are all the surroundings. Garden very interesting. Make sure to book the tour of the Apprentice House. Good food in the cafe. an excellent example of the industrial revolution.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are interested in history you will definitely love this it is very atmospheric, a superb day out for all the family

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

lovely place to learn about the past both in the workers house snd the mill and the walks around the gardens are stunning big cafe to enjoy a snack or a meal and a lovely gift shop

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Dundas, Ontario.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We took the time to wander through every part of this superb restoration of a cotton mill. There are exhibits and demonstrations about production and the people of all walks of life who made it successful. Working machinery is fascinating. Some fabric items in the gift shop are actually produced there, such as "fat corners" of printed cotton, suitable in... More

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

We visited Quarry Bank Mill over the summer holidays on the spur of the moment so didn't arrive until after lunch. The car park was nearly full, but the volunteers were very helpful and quickly found us a spot. We are NT members so I cannot comment on the cost. We hadn't seen 'The Mill' so had no idea what... More

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent venue for an afternoon's visit. Has everything you would want for a family trip, full of history. The entrance fee (separate fee for car parking) unless you are National Trust members was reasonable enough as the grounds themselves are excellent for dog walking. My wife and I visited the whole venue (The Mill, the Apprentice House and the Gardens... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We visited quarry bank and were not national trust members. The entrance fee was quite expensive so when we were offered the option of paying monthly by direct debit we decided to join and it was well worth it. The apprentice house and garden was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable. The mill is a working mill but... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We visited Quarry Bank after watching 'The Mill' on Channel 4 recently. This was an excellent programme about the hard working lives of mill workers in the early nineteenth century at the time of the Industrial revolution. It was filmed here at Quarry Bank and at Styal village where the mill workers lived. The mill is a working mill with... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited on Bank Holiday Monday which is a daft time to visit any National Trust property- let alone one which had featured on Time Team the night before. But the site is so large and diverse and the staff so good at customer care that it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It`s actually three attractions in one - the... More

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

So i went to Quarry Bank Mill on september 14th, it was a beautiful day and i went with a 64 year old, 14year old and a 7year old. The mill is about a few minutes walk from the car park which is good. It is quite hilly so if you have people suffering with asthma this could be a... More

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