Address : Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 4LA
Opening times: open everyday from 10 :30 am to 5 pm
Price : parking £5, adult £17.50, children £ 8.75
Time required for the visit: 2h, possible to stay all the day.
Quarry Bank Mill, located close to Manchester’s airport, is an old mill opened to the public. Created in 1783 by Samuel Greg, Quarry Bank Mill worked until 1959 before being given to the National Trust for protection.
The visitor will be transported by the magic of this place filled with history. He could stroll through the beautiful garden and relax while watching the colourful flowers in the shade of majestic trees. He will have the opportunity to visit the Mill, where he will discover the ancient looms and learn the history of this plant and the cotton trade in England. In addition, he will be delighted to see where the two English TV series “The Mill” by James Hawes, (2013) and “Peaky Blinders” Katie Swinden, (2013) were recorded. He will end his visit with the apprentice house, which tells the life of children working in the factory. To conclude this beautiful day, visitors will be offered the possibility to eat in the tearoom of the property.
What did I like?
-Wandering in the garden during a warm morning and discover the huge selection of plants and flowers.
-Learning more about the children’s life in this factory thanks to the visit of the apprentice house.
-Leave the city and see a bit of greenery
-Learn more about the cotton industry in Manchester.
-Share a good moment with family or friends. There are a lot of activities for little ones and grow ups.
When to go?
Preferably during the spring, summer or autumn to make the most of the park and flowers.