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.














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!









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.




























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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