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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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We were fans of "The Mill" on TV a few years ago and always intended to visit the site. I suppose it's quite pricey to visit all the attractions but if you are a member of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were fans of "The Mill" on TV a few years ago and always intended to visit the site. I suppose it's quite pricey to visit all the attractions but if you are a member of the National Trust it is free including free parking. It is a large site so I was using a mobility scooter, there is quite... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful buildings. The museum is very informative with things en route to keep kids interested while the adults look around. Gardens are lovely. The meadow at the back of the mill is perfect for picnics. Plenty there to keep the kids entertained while the adults enjoy some of our country's heritage. Even better that it's free for national trust members.... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I can really recommend this place for a great family day out. We had a very nice lunch in the cafe before we toured the mill. We all thoroughly enjoyed the many demonstrations by the staff, especially the lady showing home carding, spinning and weaving. After the tour of the mill we spent some time enjoying the lovely gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having seen the programme "The Mill" and the brown signs on the way to Manchester Airport; Quarry Bank was a place I'd wanted to visit for ages. As friends have moved to the area, we killed two birds by visiting them and taking them with us. The weather was fabulous, which always helps, but I'm sure if it hadn't been,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Been visiting Quarry Bank Mill several times with guests from Denmark. It's a really interesting place where we've learned a lot. It feels really authentic and the apprentice house is definitely worth a visit too.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lovely grounds to walk round. Walk through the old mill buildings very interesting, especially if you saw the series "The Mill". You can just imagine what it must have been like working in those conditions. A great day out for all ages.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

On arrival at the carpark we were directed to the overflow area because they were very busy. The carpark volunteer advised us that our car would probably ground on the entrance to the overflow carpark and kindly found us a space in the main carpark. We set off down to the ticket office and booked a tour of the Apprentice... More 

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Flintshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I went with my son to visit the above mill brought back lots of memories for me as my mum used to work in a similar environment. We decided to eat in the mill cafe. Big mistake I had a cream tea and the scone was so overcooked it was hard and crumbled when I tried to put the jam... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

visited with 7 adults and 2 children and all of us enjoyed this fully, the whole package of the 3 attractions is worth paying for, there is also pack lunch area for the people who wont pay for food, we visited the café and the prices were very reasonable and very tasty food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit as part of my Birthday Celebrations. Have been here on numerous occasions but always seem to learn something new each time. Beautiful Gardens to walk around and you must visit The Apprentice House to show what School used to be like. Not to been missed.

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