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Quarry Bank Mill

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Address: Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
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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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When we arrived we chose to do a tour of the apprentice house first. Led by a young lady from Merthyr it was a fascinating insight into the lives of children as young as 9 years... read more

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived we chose to do a tour of the apprentice house first. Led by a young lady from Merthyr it was a fascinating insight into the lives of children as young as 9 years taken as apprentices for the mill, how they lived, ate and slept. Full of humour but very informative setting us up for the day.... More 

Thank HFD093
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Upper Garden at Quarry Bank is a stunning accolade to the skill of the Staff and Volunteer gardeners. The colour throughout the garden is beginning to come out and will be spectacular as May comes round. The restored glasshouse is a magnificent example of Victorian splendour. and is a credit to this wonderful National Trust site.

Thank Harleybead
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a pleasant walk round the grounds of the mill, didn't go inside as was bright sunny day. We then went off the estate into the woods with a planned walk, however a lot of the paths are closed so didn't end up getting as far as we wanted which wasn't a disaster as we got to spend more time... More 

Thank StaggyDave
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the mill with my 2 year old daughter. We are national trust members so was all free, however I did see the prices for non trust members and thought it was overpriced. The apprentice house was the highlight, the lady doing the tour was fab. Highly recommended

Thank Emma G
Salford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Styal a number of times, but not been with children for a while. Our guests were in their 40's and 7 and 10yrs old. We spent about 4 hours in total, including lunch in the cafe, the tour round the mill, with great demonstrations from knowledgable and enthusiastic volunteers. All our group were able to enjoy... More 

Thank suesalford
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We're national trust members and I looked online to see if they had any activities on Easter weekend for us as a family. When we arrived there we're building works going on and signs to say they are renovating and expanding quarry bank mill. I was impressed as I'm glad our membership money would of partly funded this. The place... More 

Thank KatieDavies92
Newcastle under Lyme
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went for a visit on Bank Holiday Monday which in hindsight probably wasn't the best time as the place was heaving! Lots to see but with having a child who has having a bad day, we only managed to see a small fraction of it and stayed just an hour. It was something special to see such an old... More 

Thank Lucy P
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours here as we were passing by. The grounds are brilliant and you could spend time relaxing on the lawn behind the mill itself. Whilst it is wheel chair accessible, there is steep path down to the mill, but there is a free buggy service available on request. We didn't go in the mill as we... More 

Thank Christopher P
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay so when did it become so overpriced to visit Quarry bank mill??? £20 entry per person?! Seriously are you kidding me. Although I love visiting the mill as there is so much to see, from the cotton mill itself, the gardens, the kids play area and lovely walks for all the family, the £20 fee seriously needs to be... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 10.30am & the car park was quickly filling. We parked without problem & made our way to the ticket office. We are NT members so we moved swiftly. We managed to get on the 11am apprentice house tour but being now 10.50am the lady said we may not make it with the walk involved, so she arranged... More 

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