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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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Beautiful location and a great day out

I visited this during a visit to lancashire and wasn't disappointed. The site is surrounded by slowly meandering footpaths and the grounds are immaculately kept by the National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I visited this during a visit to lancashire and wasn't disappointed. The site is surrounded by slowly meandering footpaths and the grounds are immaculately kept by the National trust. The Mill itself is vast and so informative as well as being able to visit the house that children of the mill lived in and having the guided tour/talk booked was... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is another one of those place's that is very interesting for both the old and the young.Ive taken my children on many occasions Also on hand is the fact that you have the river at the side of the Mill, you can see the great big wheel the they used to drive all the looms at the Mill, and... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

You can choose what you pay to see including gardens, a cotton mill with working machinery, working mill engines, apprentice house plus a playground, gift shop, cafe etc. You can watch demonstrations of the whole cotton making process by knowledgeable staff using original machinery. We will definitely visit again when we are next in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Have been to many fine National Trust properties and this one is by far the most interesting. The staff were excellent. Very knowledgeable and made things interesting. Showing the whole process of cotton to cloth was eye opening. We could have spent a lot longer here and the gardens were beautiful.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Superb visit to Quarry Bank, the mill was interesting and the demonstrators were really good. Especially Dave with the machinery. The tour of the house with Walter was brilliant seeing where the apprentices lived. This is a must. Gardens are lovely. Will visit again.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Although the new gardens are coming on very well and are very nice, the new garden cafe is the worst national trust cafe I have experienced , firstly you get horrible paper cups and plates rather than proper ones , there is no excuse for this particularly at the prices they charge. The coffee was also very poor

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Arrived in time to get a 1615 slot for the Apprentice house. Brilliant talk by the lady concerned. We had walked around the gardens and across to Styal by then. It was a pity that the church was not open. Came back the next day and were first through the doors to see the mills. Fascinating and so much information... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Great day out for everyone. A step back in time when Manchester was at the heart of the industrial revolution and children as young as 8 were working in the cotton mills in dangerous conditions. You can see where the young apprentices lived and were schooled in their day to day lives. Great facilities, food, drink, play area etc.

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Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A fantastic day out for any age. The history was fascinating and the staff were all very informative. They demonstrated how the looms and equipment worked and had activities for the children to do. Our 7 year old son loved the apprentice house and we were all amazed by the size of the water wheel. We had to return the... More 

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had recently re-watched the tv series The Mill which was based on actual events at this actual Mill which was where it was filmed. It was great to get a tour around The Apprentice House by a friendly guide, who explained about how they would live as apprentices in the house. Then when we went round the mill and... More 

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