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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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New Lanark World Heritage Site reviews

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TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,233 reviews
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4.6
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  • Bye improving customer relations. Arrived in carpark didn't like the way a man was walking round the carpark looking in all the cars so decided to leave. So I get a fine of £100 still cheaper than... 
    Bye improving customer relations. Arrived in carpark didn't like the way a man was walking round the carpark looking in all the cars so decided to leave. So I get a fine of £100 still cheaper than...  more »
  • Ridiculously complicated and expensive car park, totally ruins a nice walk to the falls. Nipped into cafe as we hadn't eaten, zero signage anywhere so no idea what anything cost, what was actually... 
    Ridiculously complicated and expensive car park, totally ruins a nice walk to the falls. Nipped into cafe as we hadn't eaten, zero signage anywhere so no idea what anything cost, what was actually...  more »
  • Four middle-aged friends took a trip here on a lovely sunny January afternoon, and really enjoyed getting out in the fresh air. We parked up in the car park and it appeared that the ticket machines... 
    Four middle-aged friends took a trip here on a lovely sunny January afternoon, and really enjoyed getting out in the fresh air. We parked up in the car park and it appeared that the ticket machines...  more »
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  • Bizarre wee place but what a cool and wonderful history! The walk to the waterfalls is short and well worth the effort! Unfortunately not accessible for wheel chair users but the rest of the premises is! Great little afternoon out and the hotel had some good grub!
  • 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.
  • Great location. Easily spent half a day here. Lots to see, you don't even have to buy tickets to wander round the outside or visit the restaurant and shop. There's also a dinosaur trail on at the moment.
  • We had a lovely stay at Lanark Mill, the sites are beautiful and it is a short walk to the waterfalls and the forest with a beautiful path alongside the river. Staff was super friendly! We loved the service, the room and the location. Would definitely recommend!

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