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New Lanark World Heritage Village

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Address: | New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB, Scotland
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+44 1555 661345
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Nestled in Lanarkshire's Clyde Valley just 1 hour from Glasgow and...

Nestled in Lanarkshire's Clyde Valley just 1 hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh, New Lanark World Heritage Site is internationally famous for its historic buildings, beautiful landscape and over 200 years of significant social history. The mill village was founded & built in 1785 by David Dale and Richard Arkwright, and then managed for 25 years from 1800 by the pioneering Robert Owen. New Lanark is now recognised as one of Scotland's six UNESCO World Heritage Sites of 'outstanding universal value' and welcomes over 300,000 site visitors annually. At New Lanark today you can still wonder at the stunning architecture and enjoy the beautiful landscape - but there's a lot more on offer... Visitors can explore the history of the village through the New Lanark Visitor Centre and enjoy stunning woodland walks through the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve to see the famous waterfalls. The Mill Café serves up a range of delicious home baking, hot lunches, tea, coffee and New Lanark Ice Cream. The Mill Shop offers a delightful range of gifts, Scottish produce and New Lanark Wool which is spun on-site using historic textile machinery. Visitors can even wake up in a World Heritage Site by staying at the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Wee Row Hostel or Self-catering Waterhouses which rest on the banks of the River Clyde.

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New Lanark

Lovely place to visit. Learned about Robert Owen and New Lanark at school over 30 years ago and seeing the place brought back all those history lessons that I always loved. Only... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit. Learned about Robert Owen and New Lanark at school over 30 years ago and seeing the place brought back all those history lessons that I always loved. Only downside was the bad weather the day we visited but didn't stop us enjoying it. Bought some old fashioned sweets in the village shop and just to finish... More 

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Thank Glassfamilyof5
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Glassfamilyof5, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us this lovely 5* review! We've so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to New Lanark, and the weather didn't dampen your spirits too much :) We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

Bo'ness Scotland
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87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a well kept piece of history. Quality shop and cafe in beautiful surroundings . Good for all ages

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Thank Elaine12
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Elaine, Thanks for leave us a 5* review - it's greatly appreciated! We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon so you can enjoy our beautiful village in some Scottish sunshine (fingers crossed!) Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative museum and exhibits. Amazing restoration work, lovely food at cafe and the hotel is a great place to stay with good food and comfortable rooms.

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Thank Dawn A
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Dawn, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our historic village and your stay in the beautiful New Lanark Mill Hotel. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to do here. Loads to see and something for everyone. It is like taking a journey back in time. Our friends loved it. There is also a superb sensory play area for children 7 years old and under. Under 1s go free.

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Thank Tricia K
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Tricia, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit with your friends! We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The village is thoroughly worth visiting. Great history tour and insight into Victorian living. Well worth the experience, the exhibition and walking into the former dwelling houses and factory of former centuries. The shop stocks a good amount and variety of wool made on the premises where the Cotton trade once took precedence. I learned a great deal about Victorian... More 

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Thank Janet M
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Janet, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5* review - it's greatly appreciated! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to New Lanark learning about the fascinating history of our village, and that you also had a chance to take in the beautiful scenery of the Falls of Clyde... More 

Scottish borders
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a particularly lovely day but frankly...what a wonderful preservation job has been done here. It is beautiful and what a location. Visit the experience, school house, mill worker house, beautiful shop and the Mill cafe has been much improved from earlier visits. The Falls of Clyde are worth the effort. We loved the information points naming the... More 

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Thank Woodenspoon10
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Woodenspoon10, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5* review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the village making the most of the beautiful spring weather. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

scotland
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53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got free tickets for this attraction with the room rate for the mill hotel. Found it quite interesting particularly the Annie McLeod experience.

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Thank dcwight
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi dcwight, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the New Lanark Mill Hotel and your time in the Visitor Attraction finding out about the history of the village. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very scenic and interesting place to. visit. Allow yourself plenty of time as there is a lot to see. If you're able to stay overnight the hotel is lovely.

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Thank Judith S
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi Judith S, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're really glad that you found your time at New Lanark to be interesting and hope that you will visit again soon. Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

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82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised just how interesting this place is & how much there is to see! We learned so much & although we arrived at 2pm, couldn't get round it all. A full day would really be needed to take it all in and see everything properly. We will definitely be back & would recommend if you like this... More 

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Thank BAlexander3
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi BAlexander3, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review - it's very much appreciated! We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the village (especially trying our award-winning Ice Cream!) and hope that you'll visit again soon :) Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

Scotland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see and do here. We did the tour which lasted about 45min-1hr. Our tour guide Josh was brilliant. We spent the next few hours wandering around the village and enjoyed the museums and the village shop/school/tenements and Robert Owens house all of which have been transformed to how they would have looked Robert Owens time. We enjoyed... More 

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Thank ScottishLass79
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this review

Hi ScottishLass79, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5* review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your time in the village and we'll certainly pass on your compliments to Josh who is one of our new tour guides. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust More 

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