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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Lovely Gardens and lots of information

We visited Quarry Bank Mill for the first time this weekend, the work in the Gardens is excellent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sheila K
Keighley, United Kingdom
Great Visit.

One of the best National Trust places we have visited. A great place to see our industrial... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coventry, 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 yesterday

We visited Quarry Bank Mill for the first time this weekend, the work in the Gardens is excellent with lovely borders and greenhouse to explore. Its quite a long walk from the new visitor entrance to the mill itself - all down hill . We...More

Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best National Trust places we have visited. A great place to see our industrial heritage. The staff giving the demonstrations were very knowledgeable especially Roy who was a mine of information. It was really good talking to him. The gardens are lovely,...More

Thank poppy463
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the gardens doing the Easter egg hunt for so long that we didn't have time to look around much else before our allotted tour of the Apprentice house which was geared up towards children and gave a great insight into the life of...More

Thank Emmawhite491
Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled to Manchester for the weekend with the sole intention of visiting this property and we weren't disappointed. We have a 7 year old daughter who loved taking part in all the activities that a similar aged person would have done back in the...More

Thank LittleBigToe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic glimpse into our industrial heritage, such a complete estate site Mill, Apprentice House and soon to be opened owner's house too is a rare find. Beautiful gardens to explore, knowledgable historical interpreters and working looms really give this site depth and bring it...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots to do here for families. The Worst Jobs in History activities are really good. Staff very helpful. Beautiful grounds and lovely walks if you want more quiet relaxed time. Only downside of the day was the cafe. Worst latte and hot chocolate I have...More

Thank rosies21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly an interesting look into the industrial history of the cotton trade in a pretty setting. Car parking currently a bit of a mess while they are building a new car park. A steep walkway down to the mill, suitable for pushchairs and a stepped...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a full day out at Quarry Bank Mill with our grandchildren,what a great place to visit, lots of things to do and look at. Well worth a visit, we really enjoyed it especially the apprentices house.

Thank briansJ7565KQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the Girls here August 2017.We have been before but it is always interesting,especially in The Apprentice House,where participation is essential.It is incredible that children were working in such conditions but it seems that the ones here may have been a bit better off.The Greg's...More

1  Thank elizabethann1954
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent sunday afternoon spent at Quarry Mill - learning about the industrial landscape of the North West - how the cotton trade developed , and the wealth made by the Greg family . Working cotton mill - that explains how it worked , and the...More

Thank Roslyn138
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24 July 2017|
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
I went in the evening to an 'event' last time I was there, parking was free. The car parks are currently being rebuilt ( perhaps relandscaped would be a better word) and due to be finished spring 2018 so it is all a bit... More
29 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
1 March 2017|
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Response from JamboDerbyshire | Reviewed this property |
Free entry if you are a member of the National Trust.