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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Address: Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England
Phone Number: 01539 531087
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Ulverston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

As new members of EH, we (husband and wife) decided to visit the Bobbin Mill during our holiday in the Lake District October half term. It's like Dr Who's tardis - relatively small looking (even unspectacular) from the outside; but, once inside, it becomes an impressive power-house of social and industrial history. We visited on a popular day when the... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

What a super place. Well planned and informative displays. Excellent, knowledgable staff who brought the past to life with their explanations and demonstrations. I really wanted to have a go on the lathe after watching Tracey show us how the rough bobbins were made but agreed that I would not have wanted to have done the same thing for 12... More 

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Stott Park Bobbin Mill close to Newby Bridge, Lake District. We visited this fascinating place on Wednesday 22 October 2014, and found it to be a little gem. We had a guided tour which was really interesting. Thank goodness there are places like this for us to visit to found out how things were in times gone by, otherwise they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We have an annual English Heritage membership and were trying to make the most of it on a recent holiday in the Lake District. We saw the signs for the Bobbin Mill in passing and decided to call in. Now the place itself is amazing. It is so unexpected to come across such a historical and massive / important structure... More 

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

I am sorry you did not manage to take a guided tour on your recent visit to Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Access to the interior of the mill is by guided tour only because we demonstrate the original belt driven machinery to show how the bobbins are made. The tours are an integral part of our offer and as you... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Visited with 2 teenagers and 2 younger children and all enjoyed and were captivated. Do take the tour where you will experience bobbins actually being made using the original working machinery. One if the best historic sites we have been too, and well worth the trip.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Unexpectedly interesting tour of Bobbin Milll today. All staff very friendly and helpful. Added bonus of free entry with Manx National Heritage cards. If you are driving up into the Lake District I would unreservedly recommend a stop off here. Plenty of parking, easy to find

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

So very interesting & informative. Easy to find & plenty of adequate car parks. Their shop had unique local produce at fair prices & well informed staff.

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Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

After spending a few days in the Lake District we decided to visit Stott Park Bobbin Mill on the way home. What a surprise when we arrived an hour after the opening time and the gates were shut and no-one to be seen. This was on 23rd September and according to the notice near the gate should have been open.... More 

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

Catherine H I am very sorry you were disappointed to find the Bobbin Mill closed when you visited recently. We are open Wednesday to Sunday inclusive 10am to 5pm but we close on Mondays and Tuesdays. Unfortunately the 23rd September was a Tuesday so we were closed on that day. Our opening times are advertised in the English Heritage handbook... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great place to visit and wonderfully unique. The guides were wonderful in explaining both the process of bobbin making (with demonstrations) and, most interesting, how the factory evolved as a local business. It was great to get an understanding how important the mill was to the local economy and to know how vital it was to the war effort. Not... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a unique taste of history which encompasses the industry of the Lake District. Stott Park is the last remaining bobbin mill preserved by English Heritage. The guided tour was very interesting and you can see bobbins being made, and have an understanding how hard life in early times was. The tour made history come alive with the noise... More 

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