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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

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Address: Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England
Phone Number: 01539 531087
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Brilliant example of industrial heritage

We visited Stott Park Bobbin Mill on a drizzly morning in early April. In terms of interests, one of us is far more interested in industrial heritage than the other -- but we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Stott Park Bobbin Mill on a drizzly morning in early April. In terms of interests, one of us is far more interested in industrial heritage than the other -- but we were both fascinated and enjoyed seeing the machinery demonstrated, as well as exploring the site. The site manager, who guided our tour, was very knowledgeable and friendly,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stott Park Bobbin Mill is a fantastic place to visit to see a different side to the Lake District. Staff give informative and knowledgeable guided tours which include seeing the original machinery in action producing bobbins. An interesting way to experience the industrial history of the Lake District.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We have passed Stott Park many times and have never gone in. Today we decided to visit and we were very glad that we did. The place is very interesting and the guides extremely knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Bobbin Mill at Stott Park was redeveloped last year into a lovely visitor centre. It sits in idyllic surroundings close to High and Low Dams near the village of Finsthwaite. It only opens from March through til October but its well worth a visit. Combine it with a walk up to High Dam Lovely day out

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here. We went having simply searched what to do to kill some time before lunch and wow it was awesome! There was a task for kids to complete like a treasure hunt and then the tour was so informative that even my 6yo was in awe. The tour lasted 45mins and showed the working machines. It was... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a gem of a place. Fantastic guides shared their knowledge with passion with our group, adjusting accordingly to their audience, explaining and demonstrating the process of making bobbins so clearly. The displays are so clear and appealing that even reluctant readers try to decipher what is written! The dressing up clothes appealed to the children and helped bring... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited Stott Park Bobbin Mill late on a wet Saturday; great guided tour and very informative, knowledgeable staff. Didn't expect it to be so interesting. Nice little shop on site.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit around the mill. The staff were very knowledgeable and passionate about the place and it's history. Well worth the visit to learn more about the history of industry in the lakes. Hope I can visit again to see the mill when all the machinery is working - one day a month.

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StottParkManager, Manager at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Like you we feel we have a little gem hidden away less than a mile from the shore of Windermere. We offer seven guided tours a day hourly from 10:30 until 16:30 and during each tour we run the machinery and demonstrate... More 

Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

English Heritage have here a time capsule which takes visitors back through the centuries. Held in limbo, a glimpse of tough days, brought back to life in a way that shows just what an industry bobbin making was all about. The guide we had was knowledgeable, engaging and demonstrated the process in a clear and straightforward manner, it made the... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was a great trip out . Plenty for the children to do and they even have clothing for then to dress up in. Great picnic areas .they do sell coffee and have a small gift shop. I had not been out of hospital long but didn't find it to tiring. Plenty of places to sit .The staff are all... More 

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