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Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill Quarry Bank Road, Styal SK9 4LA, England
+44 1625 527468
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Fabulous place to visit.

Former cotton mill building owned by the National Trust. Now open as a living museum The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chrisblanch90
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Spring visit

Quarry Bank Mill is stunning - our visit was to see the Spring flowers, as the Mill was under... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
263chinadoll
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Cheshire, 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 6 days ago

Former cotton mill building owned by the National Trust. Now open as a living museum The volunteers there are wonderful. They really know their stuff. The tour around the cotton mill itself is fascinating. You come away really able to appreciate how hard and noisy...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Quarry Bank Mill is stunning - our visit was to see the Spring flowers, as the Mill was under refurbishment; only went for the afternoon but would suggest you make it a whole day there is so much to see and do. Lovely cafes and...More

Thank 263chinadoll
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Reviewed 6 days ago

visited 17/06/18..what a fantastic day we had. unfortunate the mill was shut (until August i believe for renovations) but there is so much more to see and do it still took us a full day to enjoy everything. the gardens are looking great at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a lovely place to potter around for the day. Come rain or shine it's a great spot to head to if you're in the area. Volunteers are well versed in the history of the mill, and demonstrations are always informative.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning wedding location, an industrial heritage site which when everyone else has left feels like your own private stately home. June 2018 our daughter had the most spectacular wedding. Staff faultless, food 5* attention to detail 200% effort. We had an initial 90 guest...More

Thank Steve G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost don't want to leave this review as more business people will use the venue and make it harder for me, but the Grant room was perfect for my group, access was great, the wifi mostly held and the catering was on point. Perfect...More

Thank Rene P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect that....well done to the chef of the mill restaurant. Visually the food was great. Taste also good. At first I thought that the poor poor chicken was expensive at £9.95 but this was well worth the money......great day out for all the family....More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been coming for many years and walking to Wilmslow. The young man in the ice cream shop (Dom i think) was so polite and very friendly. He was attentive to our dog, offering him a dog biscuit and making a fuss of him....More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First visit and thought it was beautiful. A lovely walk takes you through lovely gardens with lots of things to discover on the way. My favourite bit was a wooden play area, not with traditional play stuff but trees, logs and lots of opportunity to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have passed this National Trust property many times on the way to Manchester Airport. To be honest, we thought that it was just a small mill and a small garden / site. How wrong could we be! We visited on the last Saturday in...More

1  Thank Presto2
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Hazel H
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Response from Attitude2Achieve | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Unless you are a national trust member. If so, take your membership card.
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Ladybird329
27 August 2017|
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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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