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Stott Park Bobbin Mill

Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England
+44 15395 31087
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A hidden gem

My husband and I visited this as part of a trip to the steam Railway. It was a short work walk from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
neet181
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Poole, United Kingdom
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It was fascinating place to visit,going back in time.It was well guided and demonstration was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen G
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York, United Kingdom
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Colton, Ulverston LA12 8AX, England
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+44 15395 31087
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"english heritage"
in 41 reviews
"steam engine"
in 27 reviews
"industrial heritage"
in 22 reviews
"guided tour"
in 51 reviews
"working machinery"
in 11 reviews
"step back in time"
in 8 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"cotton industry"
in 8 reviews
"working order"
in 10 reviews
"lake district"
in 22 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 13 reviews
"original machinery"
in 9 reviews
"high dam"
in 6 reviews
"old mill"
in 6 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 6 reviews
"shapes and sizes"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this as part of a trip to the steam Railway. It was a short work walk from the railway station. When we arrived a guided tour had just started but the staff let us join. It was really interesting with...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was fascinating place to visit,going back in time.It was well guided and demonstration was interesting.Hard on all the people who worked there,particularly for the young workhouse boys.Health and safety was non existent..band saw blade not covered(it is now),all the leather straps,for turning the wheels,accessible.They...More

1  Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An unusual place to visit very well guided and demonstrated they have an interesting shop with some nice bottles of drink

1  Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A step back in time which is brought alive by the guides. Have been several times and can't tire of coming back. Good value and a good education.

1  Thank andycreeduk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today. The tour is great and very informative, the staff know their stuff and bring things to life. The quizz for the children is interesting and they enjoyed exploring the site. A good afternoon for all ages.

1  Thank Bahnaus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stott Park Bobbin Mill was the last such mill in the Lakes District, and the first industrial site to be given protected status. Take the guided tour and learn how a bobbin was made, and then watch one being made. The story is fascinating, and...More

1  Thank KevinSadler2364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very interesting place to visit. Lots and lots to see, the tour was very entertaining and informative. The workshop are not tidied and clinical - they are real and working and have sawdust, shavings and all manner of smells and sights -...More

1  Thank Lapsedveggie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For people who like a chunk of history education and interest, you won't go wrong with a visit to Bobbin Mill, from arrival to leaving the entire time was a pleasure, without doubt there is no other mill quite like this, the mill is full...More

1  Thank dougiegornall
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Had a great trip to the Bobbin Mill, greeted by friendly staff. The guided tour was very interesting, with a lot of history told of years passed, the tour guide was excellent at keeping the crowd interested, very informative, along with demonstrations of the old...More

1  Thank Tracey w
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

My partner and I dropped in to the Bobbin Mill after visiting Beatrix Potter's cottage at Hill Top, and what a lucky find it was. Our guide, Robert, gave us an informative and amusing 45 minute tour of bobbin making, demonstrating an impressive array of...More

1  Thank Mike J
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Bob G
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You're better off checking the English Heritage site for those details. I would post the link to the relevant webpage but Tripadvisor doesn't allow it.
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