New Lanark World Heritage Site, Lanark

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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  • Took our two granddaughters today and it was a great choice as they had a great time and the restaurant/cafe was opened so we had access to both lunch and the toilets... what a difference after 4...  more »
  • Beautiful area and walkways, great day out and New Lanark Mill cafe had lovely takeaway foods and coffee, plenty hand sanitizers and information for staying safe, will be back again during summer...  more »

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