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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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Wonderful gardens

Quarry bank mill is a great day out for the family. There is so much to do and see. The walk around the grounds is excellent. Gardens are a real treat and the newly restored... read more

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Quarry bank mill is a great day out for the family. There is so much to do and see. The walk around the grounds is excellent. Gardens are a real treat and the newly restored greenhouse is a must see. The mill is great to visit on a rainy day and the live mill demonstrations are a great learning experience.... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Firstly, I would recommend joining the National Trust before coming here. For a couple, a yearly membership is only £108 to visit all national trust places. Quarry bank mill is £20 per adult entry! Plenty to see, if the weather is nice! Large gardens and places to sit and have a picnic. The walk from the car park and up... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 12:30 and left at 5pm. It was so engrossing we didn't have enough time left to fully explore the gardens so plan for a full day to get the most out of it. Staff were incredible in explains the spinning and waving process including running the various machines. We started with a tour of the Apprentice House... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So much to see when you arrive here and is only a short distance from the motorway so is readily accessible for all. Had a great time looking around the gardens and then spent time looking around both the mill and the apprentice house ( you need to book this when you arrive ). Our grandchildren really loved the apprentice... More 

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really recommend a visit here if you like your history and local history. Staff are brilliant and helpful and it gives you a real feel for our last generation and beyond. Excellent museum. It's a little pricy if you're going with the family however with national trust it's a lot cheaper / free.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely place for walk in a sunny day, or sightseeing in a rainy. Interesting exposition in an Old Mill, beautiful gardens etc.

Thank Madziuszek
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our daughter bought us a National Trust membership for christmas and Quarry Bank Mill was our first visit this year to a National Trust property. It was well worth a visit and very interesting for all ages. There were a few school trips being shown around and there were people showing how the machinery was operated and how the cloth... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely day here, the gardens are beautiful, the history is fascinating, the mill is amazing to see when the machines are on and the tour of the apprentice house by Walter was top notch- he really brought the place alive, acting in character and engaging with the visitors: highlight of the day. Give yourself all day here as... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit. If you are not a National Trust member it is expensive, but a very good day. The mill is incredibly preserved, and run by enthusiastic volunteers. There are enjoyable, educational activities for children. At Apprentice house we did the tour specially aimed at families. Very enjoyable and informative. On a sunny day lots of grounds... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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