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New Lanark World Heritage Village

| New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB, Scotland
+44 1555 661345
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Time travel is here

Guided tour through a working mill with easy to understand history of Robert Owen the owner who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bluebearboy
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Extremely interesting day

As one of our bucket list projects we are trying to visit as many World Heritage sites as possible... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AmerigoVerspucci
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour through a working mill with easy to understand history of Robert Owen the owner who realised an educated well fed and happier workforce produced more. He invented cooperative methods of shopping and banking. You also get to participate in the Annie McLeod experience...More

1  Thank Bluebearboy
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Bluebearboy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review! We're very pleased to hear you found your visit to New Lanark both enjoyable and educational. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon for another day out! Kind regards, Melissa

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As one of our bucket list projects we are trying to visit as many World Heritage sites as possible and this one did not disappoint (apart from the weather, which they can do nothing about!) We went on the guided tour, which was extremely informative...More

Thank AmerigoVerspucci
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi AmerigoVerspucci, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us an excellent 5* review! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to New Lanark, and wish you the very best with the rest of your World Heritage bucket list! Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting experience, especially the dark cable ride, thoroughly enjoyed this whole experience.More

Thank bettyboopstewarton
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi bettyboopstewarton, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit, especially the Annie McLeod Experience Ride, and hope that you will visit us again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the very first time I had visited the experience . I came with my asva passes as I work on Britannia. The staff at the visitor centre were very friendly and helpful and booked us on a private tour of the site. the...More

Thank gilliangrandison
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gillian, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us an excellent 5* review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our self-catering Waterhouses, and exploring our award-winning Visitor Attraction with our guide Lesli. We'll hopefully welcome you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight in the hotel and began our day with a walk up to the falls. I reckon it took us around 90 minutes for a return journey to the top fall and bridge. We're a couple of overweight middle-aged plodders, so other folk...More

Thank MM952
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi MM952, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at New Lanark, staying in our Hotel, exploring our historic village and enjoying the scenic walk to see the Falls of Clyde. We'll...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here whilst staying at the New Lanark Mill Hotel ( Complimentary tickets with the booking ). The setting of the village is superb especially when we visited in November with the Autumn tints on the trees . The restoration has been carried out...More

Thank MGBman
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi MGBman, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. You're lucky to have come in November as late autumn is one of the most beautiful times for New Lanark, I think! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great day out for those interested in the British (Scottish!) industrial age and the forward think Robert Owen.More

Thank judithw822
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi judithw822, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great 5* review. I'm very pleased to hear that you enjoyed a day out at New Lanark, learning about the fascinating history of our village including one of our most influential Mill Managers...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery. Atmospheric village. Fantastic wildlife. Amazing history. A truly wonderful experience, Hotel. Shop. Tearoom....it’s got the lot xxxMore

Thank IreneS010
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi IreneS010, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic 5* review. What wonderful words you have to say about New Lanark! Thank you for visiting and volunteering with us, we'll hopefully see you again soon :) Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a full day looking around and taking in the history of the Mill and village...very well done with lots of historical information of the life and times

Thank aalbebad
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi aalbebad, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting New Lanark and that you spent a full day here. We'll hopefully welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Melissa New Lanark Trust

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really surprised by the place it was very good and certainly gave you a lot to think about. So glad I made this visit.More

Thank Charles B
DevelopmentTeam, Marketing and PR Officer at New Lanark World Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Charles, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, although I'm sorry to see that you only left us one star - was this in error perhaps? Otherwise, we're very glad that you visited and that you enjoyed your day. Kind...More

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corinne a
17 July 2017|
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Response from G_Inspector | Reviewed this property |
You could get the train from Edi to Lanark and walk down but its a long walk down hill and a taxi may be cheaper instead of your feet.
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Tiger0941
23 June 2017|
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Response from r0landbrunner | Reviewed this property |
hi Tiger. not sure you can make it. I only know the walking path to get to the falls, and there you would not pass with a scooter. but eventually there is also a road leading there. sorry, can't help any more.
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helen02122017
13 June 2017|
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Response from D1218RFpaula | Reviewed this property |
It's a fabulous place for dog walking & loads of dogs around. No dog-friendly eating places though.
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