New Lanark World Heritage Site

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New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB
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New Lanark World Heritage Site
About 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.

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

Brick City

Brick City

28 June 2017 - 10 September 2017
Brick City, the must-see exhibition for fans of LEGO young and old, is coming to New Lanark this summer!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

22 July 2017
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
LEGO Robotics Workshops

LEGO Robotics Workshops

25 July 2017
New Lanark are hosting several LEGO Robotics Workshops during the summer hols as part of the Brick City Exhibition!
LEGO Robotics Workshops

LEGO Robotics Workshops

01 August 2017
New Lanark are hosting several LEGO Robotics Workshops during the summer hols as part of the Brick City Exhibition!
Brick City - Autism Friendly Sessions

Brick City - Autism Friendly Sessions

03 August 2017
Brick City, the must-see exhibition for fans of LEGO young and old, will hold two Autism Friendly Sessions.
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

05 August 2017
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
Hedgehog House Workshops

Hedgehog House Workshops

06 August 2017
Join the Falls of Clyde Rangers for an afternoon making your own hedgehog house for your garden!
Badger Watch

Badger Watch

12 August 2017
View badgers, bats and other nocturnal creatures on a Badger Watch organised by the Falls of Clyde Rangers!
Family Badger Watch

Family Badger Watch

19 August 2017
Join an evening guided walk following the clues to our secret sett, learning about badgers as we go!
Luxury Badger Safari

Luxury Badger Safari

28 August 2017
Be escorted by the Falls of Clyde Ranger in their 4x4 on this Luxury Badger Watch to within 5 minutes of the sett!
Shining Lives

Shining Lives

20 October 2017 - 21 October 2017
Shining Lives will be a spectacular sound & light projection event at New Lanark World Heritage Site in October!