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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  • August 19, 2017
    Great place to visit, steeped in history and tour guide knew her stuff. Great to get kids involved during the tour.  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    A stunning location and so interesting. A credit to Robert Owen and keeps his ideals alive. Very well thought out with something for everyone. A good day out!  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    This was a fantastic day out. We stayed at the Wee Row Hostel and spend the day looking around the exhibition. It is a well thought out and developed place that is clearly being lovingly restored. The...  more »

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