Styal Quarry Bank Mill
Quarry Bank overflows with the atmosphere of the Industrial Revolution. A visit to the cotton mill, powered by Europe's most powerful working waterwheel will certainly stimulate your senses. The clatter of machinery and hiss of steam engines make an astonishing noise. Take a guided tour of the Apprentice House, which housed the pauper children who worked in the mill.
Visit the stunning garden, the Greg family's picturesque valley retreat adjoining the mill. Stroll to Styal village, built by the family to house the mill workers and still a thriving community, or walk through woods along the River Bollin.
Experience demonstrations on how cotton was processed into cloth
Be amazed by our waterwheel and steam engines
Enjoy the beautiful garden and discover our new Upper Garden
See how apprentices lived and worked and visit Styal village
Bring a picnic before exploring our new natural play area
Family tours of the Apprentice House in the summer season
Keep an eye on their website here for family friendly events throughout the year and particularly during school holidays.
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We all know that the festive period is a time for giving, spending time as a family and for over indulging, and we are here to help! Our Christmas recipe section has lots of tasty treats to satisfy the sweet and savoury cravings of the whole family. Get busy in the kitchen with the kids and enjoy some delicious food together this Christmas.