New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark

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New Lanark World Heritage Site 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. For New Lanark World Heritage Site and beyond, use our Lanark trip app to get the most from your Lanark vacation.
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  • Parked for £3 in car park then walked down to Vsitor’s Centre. Lots to see and do including a ride through history like a ghost train. Then a walk to the Falls of Clyde. Beautiful. Excellent value... 
    Parked for £3 in car park then walked down to Vsitor’s Centre. Lots to see and do including a ride through history like a ghost train. Then a walk to the Falls of Clyde. Beautiful. Excellent value...  more »
  • Parking disaster signage unclear, fined £60, potholes and puddles. Been coming for years not returning 
    Parking disaster signage unclear, fined £60, potholes and puddles. Been coming for years not returning  more »
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  • One of the best places to visit in southern Scotland. Really lovely and off the beaten track. Museum and shop etc. Great walks. I make a point of stopping by here whenever I'm in Scotland.
  • Fabulous setting good day out hotel has a spa good scenery and walks very hilly. Stayed in cottage very spacious but basic.Didnt go to museum did gift shop and area around. Good day out take packed lunch if weathers nice very pricey in cafe . Hotel has restaurant as well.

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