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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Road, SK9 4LA, England
44 1625 527468
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Ranked #6 of 172 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Quarry Bank Mill is a great day out. The mill is well laid out and at the time of our visit (July 2014) had a poignant display of how some members of the family had fared during WW1. This was just before the exhibits and demonstrations of the cotton processing. There are garden and a village to walk around too,... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Excellent for a day out. We haven't even see the TV series but we loved it. Fantastic view inside the water wheel, which you don't normally get to see. Great tour around the apprentice house for the new workers, who started at 9 years old and worked a 12 hour day. Well worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We arrived by taxi (7+ pounds from the Manchester airport) and only had 2 1/2 hours before closing, which wasn't sufficient to see everything. We had been told that the gardens were fabulous so chose them over the Apprentice House. The actual planted area was very small and quite pedestrian, relying heavily on red geraniums, although there was evidence that... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was an interesting place with lots of information and wonderful working machinery, the mill and apprentice house were definitely worth the visit, we were slightly disappointed with the gardens and the village but after watching the second series of 'The Mill' it does give you a better understanding of the village etc. Did think that there could've been a... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Such a pleasant and peaceful place to visit . So well organised and presented and for younger visitors educational Excellent tour and well informed guides who are happy and helpful in their work.Be aware there are some steep walkways but they are worth it. Most enjoyable day spent here seeing where the tv program was made. (Fee payable but Free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Been a couple of times now ..in summer and winter. Great family day out. So much to see and do, eveven geocaching. Tours very good..great facilities and friendly staff. Would recommend this place to everyone. .need at least 4 hours to take everything in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Had an excellent day out here Seen around the mill ..Seemed to go on for ever.Really enjoyed it.Learned so much about it.The garden walks were a must to do. Enjoyed seeing all the flowers.The waterfall was lovely too.The weather was perfect too.Will be visiting again.

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Atherton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just spent a wonderful afternoon at quarry bank mill. It was our first visit. We should have arrived in the morning as there was so much to see and do. The apprentice house tour was excellent and along with a "rushed" mill tour we throughly enjoyed ourselves. As we missed so much, the gardens, the village, some of the displays... More

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Hereford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Be you engineer, dress maker, gardener, history buff (or even plane spotter!) you will not be disappointed. We "did" the Mill first and the place seemed never ending. So many levels and machinery, much of it working, with staff demonstrating the processes and techniques. Less than two hours in the building and you have probably not done it justice. We... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited here with my husband last Monday (14th July) and had a really enjoyable day. Very nice gardens to explore, however there are some steep steps. Fascinating to look around the mill and see the machines working. The guided tour around the Apprentice House was great (timed tickets only which we booked on arrival). It gave us a real insight... More

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