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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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The Gregs' House and Mill Worker's Cottage now open

QBM never disappoints, especially the beautiful gardens. This time we visited the newly-restored... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cheshire, england
Disappointing Christmas event

We travelled to Styal to experience the advertised Georgian Christmas. There was no Christmas... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jill R
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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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.
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Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Reviewed 2 days ago

QBM never disappoints, especially the beautiful gardens. This time we visited the newly-restored mill owner's house which is lovely, with stunning views of the stream and gardens. The curved doors and walls (in part) are particularly attractive and the restoration has been done very tastefully....More

Thank nikki044044
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled to Styal to experience the advertised Georgian Christmas. There was no Christmas atmosphere, we did not experience much of the Christmas celebrated by the Greggs and there was no experience of the Christmas celebrated by the apprentices. The advertising was very misleading. We...More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old house, sparsely furnished, but fantastic views of the garden and beautiful wooden cantilevered staircase . Our guide was exceptional , although not a guided tour he just followed us round, even though it was after closing time, such a nice man with loads...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a National Trust property you always know that it will an interesting visit. this is no exception such an interesting place many of the looms were working and gave an insight to the lives of the people working their. As always looked after by...More

Thank richJay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had been advised to go here and we weren't disappointed Visited apprentice house and had a very good and informative guided tour Lady who took us round gave a full account of life for the young apprentices and the harsh reality of how it could...More

Thank YORKSHIRE123_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner went to visit and were shocked at how expensive it was to gain entry.We were told we had missed the tour for the apprentice house but were still charged full price of £40 even though you cannot enter the house without...More

1  Thank Laura Ó
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic mill set in the trees surrounded by plenty of walking routes. The mill itself is very well restored/maintained with many if the original machinery still there and in full working order where the staff perform demonstrations. It's disabled/buggy friendly and there is an...More

Thank ZBH88
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Lovely set back in elegant colours of autumn. Surrounding lovely peaceful. The way people lived and worked then compared to today is very surprising lots of information around the place. Down side hot drinks not that hot and some walks can be steep.

Thank Afy A
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Extraordinary exhibition with live demonstrations of the machines which gives an insight as to working conditions when the mill was operational. Extremely good guides, very happy to talk and answer questions, their enthusiasm and knowledge is what you would expect from National Trust staff and...More

1  Thank JustmyopinionStill
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We have been here before, and each time we visit, there is something new. This time they had opened one of the workers cottages. There is so much to do, its not possible to see everything in one visit. Highly recommended.

Thank MJM191
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August 27, 2017|
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Response from 351hdb | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you can, as long as they are kept on a lead.
July 24, 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
I went in the evening to an 'event' last time I was there, parking was free. The car parks are currently being rebuilt ( perhaps relandscaped would be a better word) and due to be finished spring 2018 so it is all a bit... More
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Rosco B | Reviewed this property |
When the Daylight Robbery Centre is up and running, the rumour has it that you will have to pay for Apprentice House, Gardens and Mill... ALL THREE... so for now, you are fine to just go to the gardens, but after that all... More