National Trust: Quarry Bank Mill

Another weekend, another National Trust property!

This time we visited Quarry Bank Mill, a working 18th Century water powered cotton mill set in the village of Styal in the outskirts of Manchester.

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Within this heritage site, you can learn the stories of the mill workers and owners, and discover more about how the Industrial Revolution changed our world.

I found watching the weaving process fasinating, with my recent dabble into weaving – these machines were on another level!

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You can also explore the picturesque landscaped gardens which leads you to a beautiful glasshouse. The scenery is breathtaking surrounding this mill and I am looking forward to returning here in the Spring to see the new buds appearing in the beautifully tended garden.

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The mill itself is such a beautiful building, with wooden bridges connecting one side to another.

I highly recommend visiting this National Trust property if your in the Manchester area.

 

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