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Quarry Bank Mill

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Address: Quarry Bank Mill 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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It would have been great if more machines were working

We arrived early, so we had the opportunity to walk around the outside of the mill buildings and the river bank and see the site of the new electricity generation plant that will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived early, so we had the opportunity to walk around the outside of the mill buildings and the river bank and see the site of the new electricity generation plant that will power the site – what a great idea! Then it was in to get tickets for the mill and all the other attractions on site. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Great seeing the mill - allow lots of time to read all the very interesting details. Amazing to think such an industrious place is now a tourist attraction. The Apprentice House tour was particularly enjoyable and the tour guide, Jenny was excellent. The food in the café was very good. All in all a really... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a youngster my mother used to always take me to styal however they have made sure that over time they update everything and it retains its uniqueness to all generations. Well done

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place to visit and really brings the history of the industrial revolution to life. There is loads to do. We only visited the mill and had a short walk around the grounds. We will be back to see the work house and the garden when it is open again. The mill itself was excellent very informative... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quarry Bank Mill described the lives of the mill workers and owners with picture and information boards and examples of materials like cotton plants. In one room machinery was operated to demonstrate the noise level people had worked in which was quite something for just a short time. The operator wore ear protectors, not provided in the nineteenth century! The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent place to visit to learn more about Victorian Britain and the Industrial Revolution. Quarry Bank Mill and the Apprentice House are both interesting places to learn more about history. The woods and newly opened gardens are beautiful places for a stroll.

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West Timperley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy a visit with it being on the doorstep and would always recommend to anyone with an interest in history and also those enjoying good walks alongside the Bollin

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Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

fresh walks, historic mill and museum, beautiful gardens and plenty more, a favorite national trust property. a well looked after property suitable for all. golf buggy style bus available between car park and mill . cafe good but a little pricey

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good day out , my mum used to work as a weaver so was good to see how she would have had to work. Nice to see working looms etc and demonstrations. The apprentice house is well worth a visit ( advisable to get a ticket as the tours are timed) the guide was very knowledgeable, this was very... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good cafe with fresh food, very interesting and atmospheric guided tour of the Apprentice House, particularly on a cold dark afternoon but the mill itself was disappointing. The displays seemed to be all mixed up and very old fashioned. The volunteers did not communicate very well with the visitors apart from the lovely people with the steam engines. There are... More 

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