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).

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Upcoming Events at New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark Markets

New Lanark Markets

Selected dates between 3rd April 2021 - 19th December 2021

New Lanark's regular indoor and outdoor market's showcase the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!
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Music In Lanark: Alastair Savage and Alice Allen

Music In Lanark: Alastair Savage and Alice Allen

16th October 2021

Fiddler Alastair Savage will be joined by Alice Allen, a rising star on the Scottish cello scene, for an evening of music at The Institute, New Lanark as part of Music In Lanark!
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Music In Lanark: Leon McCawley

Music In Lanark: Leon McCawley

18th November 2021

International pianist Leon McCawley comes to New Lanark as part of Music In Lanark with a programme of sonatas by some of the greatest classical composers!
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Christmas at New Lanark

Christmas at New Lanark

Selected dates between 27th November 2021 - 24th December 2021

Enjoy a magical family day out this Christmas at New Lanark, take a magical journey on The Spirit of Christmas Ride, visit Santa's Grotto or catch 'Freezin' this year's festive panto!
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Music In Lanark: Yoanna Prodanova and Mihai Ritivoiu (A Tunnell Trust Concert)

Music In Lanark: Yoanna Prodanova and Mihai Ritivoiu (A Tunnell Trust Concert)

3rd March 2022

Virtuoso duo of young musicians, Yoanna Prodanova and Mihai Ritivoiu, present a varied programme of music from the classical cello repertoire as part of Music In Lanark!
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Music In Lanark: The Lorna Reid Sextet

Music In Lanark: The Lorna Reid Sextet

11th March 2022

Music in Lanark are delighted to welcome back One of Scotland's most sought-after jazz/cross genre singer-songwriters, Edinburgh-born Lorna Reid and her sextet!
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Music In Lanark: The Cantilena Festival Players

Music In Lanark: The Cantilena Festival Players

8th April 2022

Music in Lanark welcome the Cantilena Festival Players for a programme of Viennese classics by Johann Strauss, Joseph Lanner, Fritz Kreisler and Josef Strauss!
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Music In Lanark: The Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble of 2022

Music In Lanark: The Yehudi Menuhin School Ensemble of 2022

5th May 2022

The talented young musicians of this world-renowned specialist school return to New Lanark for their annual concert as part of Music in Lanark 2022!
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