Styal is a village in Cheshire, 1 mile from Wilmslow.
It was an estate village, built to house workers at the nearby Quarry Bank Mill, a large cottonmill built in 1784.
The mill is now owned by the National Trust, and is open to the public, giving a fascinating insight into this industry.
The National Trust also own the original estate village and woodlands, in the ravine of the little River Bollin.
Park Hall Farm is an attractive timber framed house.
Styal Prison is a well known prison for women.
The village is close to Manchester (Ringway) Airport.