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Quarry Bank Mill

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Address: Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
Phone Number: 44 1625 527468
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Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate- The 18th century Mill, Apprentice House...

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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Woodland walks, lakes, plants, historical industrial interest, activities for children, and refreshments - this place has it all and would be great for a full day out. I visited... read more

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Woodland walks, lakes, plants, historical industrial interest, activities for children, and refreshments - this place has it all and would be great for a full day out. I visited alone while waiting for a flight to land at the nearby Manchester Airport so only had a couple of hours do barely scratched the surface and want to return with my... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a lovely afternoon in the gardens. So well kept and meandered walks gave surprises all the time. Very helpful and friendly staff.

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Thank Martha1203
Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a detour, and very easy to find -- just head for Manchester airport and it is signed from there. Set in beautiful grounds and gardens, the mill building is laid out as a self-guided tour, with much of the usual 'interpretative centre' style exhibits, but stick with it, it gets better and better as you continue the tour.... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

To be fair we only live a 2 mile walk to Quarry Bank Mill however I have to say that overtime we visit we see something new. The gardens are beautiful and the new cottage garden glasshouse looks as though its going to be a winner. We tried the new cafe in the gardens last weekend and it was excellent.... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited Quarry Bank today. We had stayed at a local hotel and were passing on the way home so we popped in. We had a lovely walk around on arrival and popped in to the cafe for one our favourite National Trust Cream Teas. We then visited the Apprentice House which I thoroughly recommend you include... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrive early as there's lots to do. Would recommend the tour of the Apprentice House first to get a feel of the property. The tour, guided by a person in Victorian costume lasts around 30-minutes and details the lives of the apprentices, some as young as 8 or 9 years of age. Then have a walk around the gardens at... More 

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Thank Cliff J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent visit for discovering the history of cotton, industrial revolution etc. The exhibition is well set up (including aspects with special focus for children) and rewards careful reading. Some areas have working equipment and guides to interpret how cotton was made. A really worthwhile visit to be include is the costumed tour of the Apprentice House -... More 

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Thank LondonKaytee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our friends from Australia here and they were not disappointed, beautiful grounds & very interesting tour, especially the apprentice house!

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Thank Matthew H
Wilmslow, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderfully preserved and restored mill set in wonderful grounds. There are original machines some.of which are in working order and displayed to give you a feel for what it would have been like to work in this mill. Plenty of stimulus for the younger ones. Cafe is good but expensive.

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Thank stokewood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a sunny afternoon. We had our dog with us too. Fantastic gardens and park and interesting historic buildings. Worth a visit.

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