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New Lanark World Heritage Village, Lanark

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New Lanark World Heritage Village 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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to New Lanark World Heritage Village and many more Lanark attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Lanark tour planner.
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  • This place is a hidden gem! I have stayed at the excellent hotel on site numerous times but not actually bought a ticket and properly done the Visitor centre tour - just do it you will be very pleasan...  more »
  • Called in en route from Scotland to the Midlands having read about the site. It was a very enjoyable visit, lots of information, friendly staff and an excellent ride through one of the mills on a type...  more »
  • The grounds are in excellent condition with all the facilities needed for a day out including a cafe area that was clean, well kept and served up nice enough food. The staff were friendly and historic...  more »