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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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+44 1625 527468

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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Lovely day out and excellent on site cafe

Spent the day here visiting the mill. Bit disappointed that the gardens were not open but they will be next weekend. The cafe was mad busy but did not wait too long for our... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
Cheshire, England
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Cheshire, England
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Spent the day here visiting the mill. Bit disappointed that the gardens were not open but they will be next weekend. The cafe was mad busy but did not wait too long for our jacket potatoes which were huge, fresh and hot. Tables were being snapped up very quickly but the lady clearing and cleaning the tables was first class.... More 

1 Thank Ellesmereporters
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went with my strolling group all age 60-70+ on arrival we were able to get a buggy to bring the two who couldn't manage the 60 steps down. We took the short approx 1 mile walk which was a bit challenging for our group towards the end. Coffee & lunch in the cafe a walk around the shop and the... More 

2 Thank June W
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Been here with adults of all ages and children from teens to tots. All have a great time with so many things to do, interactive things, friendly and informative staff and a great little cafe.

1 Thank PeterDD1971
Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

As NT members we have been to many of their properties but had never been to Quarry Bank. What an amazing place to visit. We only had time to walk around the mill as there is so much to see, read and experience. The staff were very knowledgeable about everything and able to demonstrate the processes used in the weaving,... More 

1 Thank Maggie B
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

We visited here quite a while ago and will be going back soon. It is soooo interesting ans we just loved the whole experience. You really do feel you can imagine how it felt to work/live there.

Thank Karen A
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

Great day inside or out. The mill is so informative for young and old. My grandson is only 3 but was fascinated inside the mill looking for mice hidden in all the rooms. We walked to Styal village where Mr Tumble was filmed for cabs. The gardens have old fashion games that the children love. Next time we will take... More 

1 Thank Linda H
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have visited the mill which is interesting and a good option for a rainy day. We also got onto the guided tour of the Apprentice House & gained an insight into the lives of the children that worked there. If the weather is fine there are some good walks from the car park. Easy option is round the gardens... More 

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Appleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Visited here with 2 of the 8 and the twins enjoyed the day seeing the old looms and wandering from floor to floor. Lots to see and do and the cafe was good for lunch - always a favorite event with these girls !

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Betley, Crewe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The guides on duty were vey keen to tell us all about the machines and processes demonstrated. They really made the visit special.

Thank Lynn W
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Decided to use our NT passes for the first time this year and went here. The lady who was in the Apprentice House was really good, and the tour was both entertaining and very informative. I think this was my favourite part of the visit, but the actual mill was very interesting too! We will return in better weather to... More 

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