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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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Wonderful place.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Janet H
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

An informative and interesting attraction with knowledgeable and friendly staff, well worth a visit. Great gift shop too. Would recommend for adults as well as children, for the history as well as practical demonstrations.

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West Yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Anyone who visits this wonderful bobbin mill in the Lake District will not be disappointed. It is a real insight into industrial and social history. The external exhibits are well presented and the internal workings are amazing. The staff are most welcoming and well informed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We found this place incredibly interesting and a real insight into UK social history, which we both enjoy. The staff were very helpful indeed and very knowledgeable. We spent an afternoon here and even while waiting for the tour to begin, there is plenty to read up on about the history of the mill and places to sit, all under... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A large party of scouts visited here as part of their exploration of Cumbria whilst camping in the area. We were welcomed and divided into smaller groups to visit the various parts of the attraction separately. The mill visit was excellent and the young man showing us round was well versed in his subject and tried to take us back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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