New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

New Lanark World Heritage Site

About New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
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Attractions in the village include the New Lanark Mill Hotel and New Lanark Visitor Centre, one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000 visitors every year from all over the world.

The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.

New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community, which welcomes visitors from all over the world. Travel back in time on the Annie Mcleod Experience dark ride which features mill girl Annie who magically appears and reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820.

Attractions at New Lanark
Explore the many attractions and exhibition areas of New Lanark Visitor Centre with a passport ticket. Highlights include:

• Annie McLeod Experience' ride which takes you back in time
• Roof Garden
• Robert Owen's School for Children
• Millworkers' House in 1820s and 1930s
• Robert Owen's House
• Village Store
• Working Textile Machinery / People & Cotton

In addition to our permanent visitor attractions, we also offer an exciting range of temporary exhibitions, events and talks throughout the year.

New Lanark World Heritage Site is surrounded by native woodlands and is the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde: ideal for woodland walks and wildlife spotting at the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. Look out for wildlife and you may catch a glimpse of kingfishers, otters, deer and badgers or even see the rare peregrine falcons. You can also enjoy the outdoors at New Lanark in our new Clearburn Play and Picnic Area.

Eating at New Lanark
Sample the delicious fare in our family friendly Mill Café, which serves a range of lunches, light refreshments, home-baking and Fair Trade tea and coffee. Open daily 9am - 5.30pm*. (Sundays 10am - 5pm) You can also dine in the New Lanark Mill Hotel's Mill One Restaurant or Bar & Lounge. *Seasonal variations may apply.

Shopping at New Lanark
The New Lanark Mill Shop offer a superb range of contemporary gifts, books & Scottish produce. Taking centre stage is New Lanark Wool & Textiles which includes yarn produced on site, knitting kits and a selection of textiles. We are also joined by Brooks Menswear, a local company offering stylish gents fashions. Open daily 9am-5.30pm*. (Sundays 10am - 5pm) *Seasonal variations may apply.

Staying at New Lanark
Stay overnight in New Lanark Mill Hotel and enjoy the peaceful riverside setting of this beautifully restored 18 century cotton mill. Guests can also make use of the excellent leisure facilities. Open to non-residents for a delicious lunch, early supper or dinner prepared using the finest local produce. Further accommodation options available include the comfortable and spacious self-catering Waterhouses, and the New Lanark Youth Hostel (operated by the Scottish Youth Hostel Association).

Upcoming Events at New Lanark World Heritage Site

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol

26th January 2018 - 29th April 2018
This stunning exhibition at New Lanark traces the history of 20th century art in textiles with highlights including prints of work by Dalí, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol!
Magic Cloak Sensory & Song Session

Magic Cloak Sensory & Song Session

26th April 2018
Help New Lanark's time-traveller repair their magic cloak so they can go back in time to meet Robert Owen!
Spring Yoga Getaway

Spring Yoga Getaway

29th April 2018
Set in the tranquil and inspiring World Heritage Site, New Lanark, this one day spring yoga retreat is designed to help you along the way towards good health!
Corehouse Estate - History and Culture Guided Walk

Corehouse Estate - History and Culture Guided Walk

3rd May 2018
Join a Scottish Wildlife Trust ranger for a guided walk around the Corehouse estate and take a walk in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth!
Music in Lanark: Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble

Music in Lanark: Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble

3rd May 2018
Music in Lanark are proud to present the Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble at The Institute, New Lanark on Thursday 3rd May!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

5th May 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Bonnington Estate - History and Culture Guided Walk

Bonnington Estate - History and Culture Guided Walk

9th May 2018
Join a Scottish Wildlife Trust ranger for a guided walk around the Bonnington estate and take a walk in the footsteps of Sir Walter Scott and William Wordsworth!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

10th May 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

12th May 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland

18th May 2018 - 1st July 2018
See the behind-the-scenes creation of The Great Tapestry of Scotland as it returns to New Lanark from 18th May to 1st July 2018!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

19th May 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
Robert Owen Commemoration Lecture

Robert Owen Commemoration Lecture

25th May 2018
Book your place for the annual Robert Owen Commemoration Lecture on Friday 25th May at New Lanark World Heritage Site!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

26th May 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

2nd June 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

9th June 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

16th June 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Junior Rangers - Dens and Campfires

Junior Rangers - Dens and Campfires

17th June 2018
Join the rangers at the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre for a special survival skills event!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

23rd June 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

30th June 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

30th June 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

1st July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

7th July 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

7th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

8th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

14th July 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

14th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

15th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered

GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered

20th July 2018 - 4th November 2018
The GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered exhibition at New Lanark will celebrate the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

21st July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

21st July 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

22nd July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

28th July 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

28th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

29th July 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

4th August 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

4th August 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

5th August 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

11th August 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

11th August 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

People’s Postcode Lottery Dipper Watch

12th August 2018
Come down to the Falls of Clyde every Saturday and Sunday afternoon this Summer for your chance to see some dippers!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

18th August 2018
Join the Scottish Wildlife Trust Rangers for an evening guided walk following the clues to a secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Junior Rangers - Bumblebee Safari

Junior Rangers - Bumblebee Safari

19th August 2018
Join the rangers at the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre for a Bumblebee Safari and find out all about these fascinating insects!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

25th August 2018
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

1st September 2018
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!

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