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“The recently-opened gardens behind the mill are absolutely stunning”
Review of Quarry Bank Mill

Quarry Bank Mill
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Styal
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent sunny Sunday, I decided to visit the lower and upper gardens which were originally created by Samuel Greg, who built Quarry Bank Mill, and who lived in the house adjacent to the mill with his wife and very large family. The house is now also open to the public. I was told by a Trust representative that the gardens were very overgrown when acquired by the Trust as were the glasshouses which are also now owned by the Trust. A splendid cafe and shop have been erected next to the upper gardens from which you can access the lower gardens via paths and steps. Once at ground level, you can stroll alongside the Bollin into Chapel Woods. The Trust has made other changes around the mill which, as always, have been carried out very tastefully, opening out what once was a pleasant if uninspiring area. Full marks to the NT. A memorable visit. Highly recommended.

Thank grahamrmoore
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 the life in the the mill must have been.
Added to the mill itself there are lovely gardens with the river running through.
Quarry Bank House, the mill owners house was not open when we went but I shall look forward to going back again to see it.

Thank chrisblanch90
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 excellent menus to choice from, and a gift shop for mementos of your visit. Perfect place for a wedding, (which we had the pleasure of seeing on our day). Take your own picnic if you wish, there is plenty of room to sit on grass or benches. All staff very helpful and pleasant. Will be visiting again for the summer display. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank 263chinadoll
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 moment and obvious care has been taken by the gardeners to keep it looking at its best. we also enjoyed a hot snack in the garden cafe served by pleasant staff. then the apprentice house which was a real eye opener for the way the young workers used to live.Great guides as well. followed by a look at the owners house which although a little sparse inside was still layed out well.the next stop was the cafe in the yard where we had a chicken dish that was spot on. thank you to Mark who made my daughter a special sandwich not on the menu(she is a very fussy eater) which was very much appreciated. And finally we couldn't resist an ice cream from the kiosk.. All together wonderful day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Sarah C
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