Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Country Park (Manchester) Reviews
Description:Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA.
Newest Review: ... times their lives could have been even worse if they were taken in at other work houses where they may not have been as looked after. The children who were at Styal Mill had access to an education and schooling there, which although would have been pretty basic it allowed them to learn how to read and write which wasn't always accessible to all children in those times. There were also able ... more
Customer Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Country Park (Manchester) Reviews (10)
by - written on 30/01/13 (Very useful, 140 readings)
Over the summer I visited the Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate (mainly known as Styal Mill). It is known as a great industrial heritage site and is a very popular National Trust attraction. --Location-- Styal Mill is located in Styal, Wilmslow. --Prices and Opening Hours-- Standard admission prices are: £13.60 per adult £6.80 per child £34.05 family ticket £12.25 for group over 15 (It is less if you are just wanting to only visit the Mill, but the above prices will cover visiting the whole area - prices can be increased if you want to gift aid your ticket) Visiting Styal Mill would be free ... Read the complete review
by - written on 21/02/12 (Very useful, 94 readings)
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate Styal, Wilmslow, SK9 4LA Telephone: 01625 527468 We are National Trust members and so whenever we go somewhere in the UK we always check to see if there are any NT properties we can visit. We spent a long week end near Manchester recently with some friends who are also NT members so we decided to visit this property on the Sunday. Quarry Bank Mill is located 2 miles south of Manchester Airport, Junctions 5 or 6 of the M56 and very close to the airport. In fact we sort of circumnavigated the airport on our way there. OPENING TIMES AND PRICES As NT members we got in free but there are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/04/10 (Very useful, 473 readings)
Quarry Bank Mill was a place that my husband and I found quite by accident, which made it all the better at the time! We fancied a nice walk on a sunny Sunday afternoon, so we drove to Styal park (parking is free, and there is room for about 30 cars) to make our way through the forest path. It was a lovely walk, made all the better by the resident ice-cream man in the car park which meant we set off each with a 99 in hand (shame they don't cost 99p any more but I digress). The walk is down a well maintained path through lush trees, past fields, wetland with ducks and a fishing pond in the middle. It's very popular with ramblers, dog walkers, families and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/04/08 (Very useful, 562 readings)
Brief history.... Quarry bank mill has one of the only working water mill left in Britain. It is situated in the beautiful village of Styal, on the banks of the River Bollin The Mill was built by Samuel Greg in 1784, with the giant metal water wheel being built between 1816 and 1820. The original wheel broke in 1904 and was replaced years later by another iron wheel to make the Mill the proud owner of the last remaining working water wheel in Europe. The mill was used for the 'spinning' of cotton (and is still used for that purpose today but more for visitors to see rather than commercial use), it was soon the largest cotton producing ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/04/07 (Very useful, 469 readings)
Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Estate is a site of significant industrial importance, and has been a national trust property since 1939 when the great, great grandson of Samuel Greg, the original owner gifted it to the trust. The Mill itself is situated within a mile or two of Manchester Airport and close to the town of Macclesfield – obviously this whole area looked very different in 1784 when the mill was first opened and it was a world away from the cotton mills of Manchester. Significantly, the mill was sited on the banks of the River Bollin, and the huge Water Wheel, which finally broke in the early 1900s, was used as a source of power. The damp ... Read the complete review
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