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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 treasure

Today we joined up as National Trust Members at Quarry Bank Mill. Definitely worth every penny having one of these memberships. We didn't plan to come here on this day it just... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2016
Cheshire UK
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Cheshire UK
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46 reviews
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Today we joined up as National Trust Members at Quarry Bank Mill. Definitely worth every penny having one of these memberships. We didn't plan to come here on this day it just appeared whilst we went out for a drive. So glad we found it. What a beautiful place to spend the day away. I'm disabled and find walking difficult,... More 

Thank Jules71CheshireUK
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a great visit. The journey around the mill is logically done with each bit building in the next. It's great to see proper machines in the mill and to see them working and producing cloth. It gives a better idea of what it must have been like to work there. I found the water wheel just mesmerising.

Thank David120365
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Great place you need at least 2 hours lots to see. NT volunteers even show you how the machines work. Gives you a real insight into the Victorian era

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 6, 2016

I feel that my childhood memories are hidden within quarry bank mill as over the years my family and I have enjoyed visiting the mill, walking our dogs in the woods and have spent many meals and coffees in the court yard, so when the new garden opened my mum and I thought it would be a great to bring... More 

Thank SarahCaz86
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

well worth spending a whole day: The grounds and gardens are in very good order - both level and undulating walks available. Both the factory and apprentices living accommodation are set up as close to reality as possible. Much working machinery, but the most impressive aspect was the volunteers - all very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank david o
Crawley, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We recently visited Quarry bank Mill on a rainy Saturday we had planned to do something different however i'm very glad we did visit because whilst the excursion was limited to inside of the mill the enthusiasm of the volunteers was quite superb they were all exceptionally knowledgeable and very keen to explain how in the mill worked and indeed... More 

Thank _whyley2
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

We found the mill so interesting despite a spending a full day we had to go back again and even then did not have time to visit the gardens or surrounding grounds. Fortunately we are NT members otherwise the entry cost might have deterred the second trip. If you want an insight into the industrial revolution, developments of the cotton... More 

Thank Stephen M
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I loved it here! The best National Trust property I have visited this year (and I've visited 22!!) the guided tour of the apprentice hall is a MUST to book on. Full of interesting information and history. The mill itself is great. We walked through it twice in fact! The grounds are stunning and the two year old we were... More 

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Windermere, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had time to spare before flying out of Machester airport. Looking for things to do came across this interesting National Trust place. Enjoyed our visit and as they are working on expanding the attraction, look forward to hopefully visiting again in the future.

Thank lloydkm
Leek, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Good day out for all the family the children loved the mouse hunt and the apprentice house family tour.

Thank Carla B

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