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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Great day out

Second visit to complete the tour of apprentice house. Fab place to visit and tour well worth it... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Darlington, United Kingdom
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Day out with my wife

We called in on our way home from the Midlands. Very pleasant place with lots going on. The... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Richard B
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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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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Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Second visit to complete the tour of apprentice house. Fab place to visit and tour well worth it. Beautiful place and location.

Thank boydy73
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We called in on our way home from the Midlands. Very pleasant place with lots going on. The gardens are great now & with the new part of the gardens nearly finished it is very nice to stop for a break in the new café...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Set side a good day to take in the full extent of this magnificent example of the industrial revolution at its finest. Run by the National Trust since 1939, it is not mothballed but a living working cotton mill producing its own calico. There are...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place is wonderful. Set in a idyllic spot on the River Bowen. You learn a lot about the life there from the Apprentice's House which I would advise you visit first before going round the Mill. Great gardens. Good facilities for lunch as there...More

Thank lalady2212
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We both agreed that Quarry bank mill is the best NT properly we have ever been to. The staff were so interesting and this told us as much about our heritage and social history as the many other properties we have been to. The leather...More

Thank Kathie W
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had a lovely day on the hottest day of the year so far (wed 15th) The mill itself is a lovely looking building but not what went on inside it. The staff were very informative when you asked certain questions. My mother worked in...More

Thank mayNorthWales
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

What a great day out. We just loved everything about this place (other than the food in the cafe). We spent hours walking round as there was so much to see and to read about to give us an insight into days gone by. The...More

Thank aelloy
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Visiting with grandchildren,I can say that both young and old found plenty to keep them interested.Once again,full marks to the National Trust for making these places so appealing and educational for children.The grounds and gardens,situated in the valley,as always,are beautifully-kept.So much to see in the...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Even if your not Industrially minded this is a MUST visit. You will see everything covering Cotton spinning through weaving actually being done. The story piece in the Apprentices House is well done and very informative. The Mill wheel, Stream engine and river area is...More

Thank henshawgn
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday and it was quite busy but there was enough room and it didn't feel too cramped inside the mill. The mill is very informative and has lots of history about the mill and the lives of the people that...More

Thank Lauren B
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28 March 2017|
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Response from aelloy | Reviewed this property |
I think the grounds are free but apprentice house etc quite expensive-much better value to join national trust then visit all local properties free
Charles B
28 February 2017|
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Response from JamboDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
Free entry if you are a member of the National Trust.
lynne l
15 February 2017|
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Response from helennw | Reviewed this property |
Didn't see headphones, but there are lots of staff/volunteers in the mill demonstrating machinery. The exhibits have clear written guidance. There are free maps and walks available too. If you are a member of the National... More