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New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark

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New Lanark World Heritage Site was originally a cotton mill village founded in 1786, and today you can see most of the buildings as they would have looked in the 18th century as a result of restoration work. In the visitor center, learn about the rich history of the village and the life of the mill manager and social pioneer, Robert Owen. Wander the historic streets and imagine how people lived and worked in Owen’s time. Take the Annie McLeod experience ride, where the ‘ghost’ of a mill girl takes you on a journey. Head up to the Roof Garden and enjoy views of the village and the surrounding scenery. Have a bite to eat at the cafe or make use of one the many picnic spots around the village. For New Lanark World Heritage Site and beyond, use our Lanark trip app to get the most from your Lanark vacation.
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  • We visited on the last day of the year. A bit dreich but the waterfalls were stunning after all of the rain. We were a bit disappointed in the Annie MacLeod experience as the audio wasn’t working and....  more
    We visited on the last day of the year. A bit dreich but the waterfalls were stunning after all of the rain. We were a bit disappointed in the Annie MacLeod experience as the audio wasn’t working and....  more »
  • Same as previous posters, had parking charge of £100. Unsure what to do as we had a ticket which I have since binned. This is a disgrace. 
    Same as previous posters, had parking charge of £100. Unsure what to do as we had a ticket which I have since binned. This is a disgrace.  more »
  • Parked for £3 in car park then walked down to Vsitor’s Centre. Lots to see and do including a ride through history like a ghost train. Then a walk to the Falls of Clyde. Beautiful. Excellent value... 
    Parked for £3 in car park then walked down to Vsitor’s Centre. Lots to see and do including a ride through history like a ghost train. Then a walk to the Falls of Clyde. Beautiful. Excellent value...  more »
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  • One of the best places to visit in southern Scotland. Really lovely and off the beaten track. Museum and shop etc. Great walks. I make a point of stopping by here whenever I'm in Scotland.
  • Fabulous setting good day out hotel has a spa good scenery and walks very hilly. Stayed in cottage very spacious but basic.Didnt go to museum did gift shop and area around. Good day out take packed lunch if weathers nice very pricey in cafe . Hotel has restaurant as well.
  • Great location. Easily spent half a day here. Lots to see, you don't even have to buy tickets to wander round the outside or visit the restaurant and shop. There's also a dinosaur trail on at the moment.
  • We had a lovely stay at Lanark Mill, the sites are beautiful and it is a short walk to the waterfalls and the forest with a beautiful path alongside the river. Staff was super friendly! We loved the service, the room and the location. Would definitely recommend!
  • Lovely area for a walk, especially after some decent rain since the waterfalls will look a lot more powerful. The trails are well maintained meaning that nothing more than tennis shoes is really needed. I did not check out the facilities here unfortunately.

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