National Trust's Quarry Bank
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About the garden
May - 4th Nov 2018, open daily: Mill open from 23rd July, 10:30 - 17:00 (advisory only) Apprentice House 10:30 - 16:30 Quarry Bank House 10:30 - 17:00 Garden, Cafés & Shop 10:30 - 17:00 Styal village hub and worker's cottage 11:00 - 16:30 Estate 08:00 - 18:00 5th Nov - 31st Dec, open Wed - Sun only: Mill 10:30 - 16:00 (advisory only) Apprentice House & Quarry Bank House 10:30 - 16:00 Garden, Cafés & Shop 10:30 - 16:00 Styal village hub and worker's cottage 11:00 - 16:00 (Sat - Sun only) Estate 08:00 - 18:00 (open daily) Last admission to all venues 30 minutes before closing. Garden closes dusk if earlier. Apprentice House and worker's cottage tours have limited availability; early arrival advised. Mill closed until summer 2018 for installation of passenger lift. Dates for mill re-opening will be confirmed in July 2018.
Yes - Dogs on leads.
Cafe or restaurant
Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.
Cheshire East, SK9 4LA
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8 months ago
Loved it! Another gorgeous National Trust Park. Lots of space for parking availability and the most warmest welcome from informative and friendly staff working at Quarry Bank. It was my first time visiting Quarry Bank and it was a lovely experience. We got tickets for the mill which was scheduled and run by a guide which is also lovely and informative. We got to see all the machines turn on and saw how the business expanded and just how young workers were able to work in the mill when it first opened. A fabulous experience and lots of history to learn. This place is brilliant for family, I love that they have a pushchair storage room, always handy (especially when you have more than one child and a large buggy!) A beautiful bookshop and giftshop is available to go into. We also managed to go for a long walk in the beautiful gardens with lots of bridges and scenic routes. We had a fantastic time, I can't wait to visit again in the summer!
4 months ago
A wonderful combination of manufacturing and social history with attractive gardens in a lovely location. The guides were very good - especially the demonstration of spinning and weaving cotton by hand, and the tour of the apprentice house. Practically speaking there are two good cafes and two shops, and transport for the mobility impaired. It's £19 for a normal adult ticket, which may put people off - but if this is your kind of place you can spend the whole day here.
2 months ago
Great full day out. Really interesting guided tour of the apprentice house. Lovely gardens and glasshouses. Very informative guides in the mill. Huge waterwheel. Pretty woodland walks and a great unspoilt village. Nice community cafe in the village.
6 months ago
Really nice walk around and very interesting history of the cotton mill. Great demos from the National Trust team of each weaving machine, from the humble spinning wheel to the massive and noisy machines powered by water and steam. Lovely gardens although I imagine even better in late spring and summer when more flowers are in bloom.
5 months ago
Lots to see and do at Quarry Bank. Plenty of picnic benches for packed lunches, accessible toilet and baby change facilities were good. My 6 year old enjoyed completing the Easter egg hunt and I thought the gardens were magnificent. Good family day out.