Quarry Bank (NT)

Styal, Cheshire, SK9 4LA

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The opposing Mill at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • The opposing Mill at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Glasshouse looking through cut flowers at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Stunning gardens at Quarry Bank (NT)
  • Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites

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Quarry Bank is one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites, showing how a complete industrial community lived. Here you can discover the story of mill workers, mill owners and how the Industrial Revolution changed our world forever.

On your visit, you can explore the domestic life of the mill-owning Greg family in their home, Quarry Bank House. Or wander through the stunning picturesque gardens that rise up the banks of the river valley for stunning views and spectacular changes through the seasons. In the restored glasshouse and kitchen garden, you can see the array of exotic fruits and vegetables that were grown for the wealthy Gregs' table.

For an alternative view of life in the Industrial Revolution, take a guided tour of the Apprentice House to step into the lives of the pauper children who worked 10 hours a day in the mill. Or stroll to Styal village to see how many of the other workers lived. In the village hub, a permanent exhibition explores the living conditions of the workers compared to life in the centre of Manchester. A tour of a two-up-two-down worker's cottage offers an insight into more than 150 years of history and invites you to compare your life to those of the workers.

On the estate there are acres of woodland to explore. Follow the meandering path of the river Bollin as you look out for an array of wildlife and beautiful views.

Situated in the historic site of the original Weaving Shed, the mill café now offers you a place to relax and enjoy a delicious meal after exploring all that Quarry Bank has to offer. Alternatively you can head to the garden café to enjoy the surroundings with a light lunch or a slice of cake, or treat yourself to an ice cream from Stables Ice Cream Parlour.

In the mill and garden shops, you’ll find a range of gifts, homeware and garden products. For a unique souvenir, make sure you pick up a Quarry Bank glass cloth, which has been woven on heritage looms in the mill.

 

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Opening Times

Please check the National Trust website for the most up to date opening times and prices. (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

Directions

Road Directions

Follow signs for airport and then B5166 to Cheadle. Stay on B5166 past Styal village and Quarry Bank Mill is signposted.

Public Transport Directions

By cycle- NCN6, 1.5 miles. RCR85, 0.5 mile

By train- Styal ½ mile; Manchester Airport 2 miles; Wilmslow 2 miles

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    Recent Reviews:

    • E6242NTvanessab
      Well worth a visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th May 2022
      Quite a difficult place to get to as you need to negotiate around Manchester airport but once there feels like you are in the middle of countryside. Timed tickets needed for the Apprentice House... Read full review
    • Jac D
      West Midlands, United Kingdom
      Amazing snapshot into our industrial heritage
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th May 2022
      Absolutely wonderful visit to Quarry Bank. Incredible to see the Mill and the Apprentice House. Those children had to work so long and hard. The owner’s house was also a delight, but the Mill itself... Read full review
    • Shellz123
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Unorganised, rude not child friendly
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 15th May 2022
      We arrived and went towards the top cafe so we could use the loo and change baby My granddaughter remembered before covid they used to have a big connect 4 for them to play in the field when we... Read full review

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Guide Dogs Permitted
    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • All Weather Attraction

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant
    • Picnic Site

    Parking & Transport

    • On site parking
    • Parking (charge)

    Payment Methods

    • Delta accepted
    • Diners Club accepted
    • Groups Accepted
    • JCB accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates
    • Visa accepted

    Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    • French printed material
    • German printed material

    Provider Facilities

    • Civil Weddings
    • Conference facilities
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

    Provider Features

    • Indoor Attraction
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Demonstrations Given
    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01625 445896

    Tel: 01625 445896

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