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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Why pay for all three attractions when you only want to see one? Rip off.

If you want to take a family of four to walk thru the gardens and then have lunch, do NOT go to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sarahbannerman
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Great historical place with good grounds

The mill is so interesting for visitors of all ages. The garden & grounds are enjoyable. The road... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mrandmrsg626
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Manchester, 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to take a family of four to walk thru the gardens and then have lunch, do NOT go to Quarry Bank Mill. Entry will cost you £80 and although the lunch is good, your bill will end up at £120 minimum. This...More

Thank sarahbannerman
Reviewed 3 days ago

The mill is so interesting for visitors of all ages. The garden & grounds are enjoyable. The road works are a bit of a nuisance, but there are ways to get there.

Thank mrandmrsg626
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Quarry Bank Mill with friends last week. Signage was very poor on the estate and despite having a map which may have looked aesthetically pleasing it was difficult to work out which way to go. We walked around in circles trying to find a...More

2  Thank Hillary S
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a fantastic day out for all the family. Comprising wonderful gardens, a very entertaining and engaging guided tour of the Apprentice House and the historic, working mill with interesting demonstrations. Our 10-tear old grandson particularly enjoyed the history of the site and "how...More

1  Thank manswa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove around style for 2 hours looking for this place. Road works cutting off most roads around now. Like a maze round there. Waste of time and fuel. Avoid this place. Go Lyme park instead.

2  Thank john g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my 2 year old son and arrived bang on 10.30 when it opened - clearly they don’t expect anyone to turn up at that time! We had to wait to get in because someone was late to open up, in each room they...More

2  Thank gareth_uk_1985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful mill and gardens, brilliant displays and the working machinery used to produce cotton is awe inspiring. The noise of those machines is incredible. Knowledgeable people working the machines and talking you through the process. The architecture and engineering is amazing. A thoroughly enjoyable experience...More

Thank Gareth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Cousin and I visited yesterday.I. I am disabled and had been worried about going because the National Trust book had said there were many steps down from the car park but as part of their renewal project they were working on a new car...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visit to mill and poignant reminder of how different life was for cotton workers! Slightly let down by inadequate signage while car park work is underway. We struggled to find where to park and way down to Mill and where to sign in....More

1  Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The mill and gardens are brilliant. Staff friendly, happy to answer questions. Apprentice house definitely worth a visit and the costumed guide is very good. The only disappointment was the cafe. Limited choice and quite small portion. Staff nice though. Highly recommend. 🐝

Thank brendawig
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Ladybird329
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Response from 351hdb | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure you can, as long as they are kept on a lead.
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Exp721
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
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Clare301987
29 March 2017|
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Response from Rosco B | Reviewed this property |
When the Daylight Robbery Centre is up and running, the rumour has it that you will have to pay for Apprentice House, Gardens and Mill... ALL THREE... so for now, you are fine to just go to the gardens, but after that all... More
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