New Lanark

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    New Lanark is a restored 18th century cotton mill village and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The village of New Lanark, by the banks of the River Clyde, grew up around 18th century mills where cotton was manufactured. The last mill closed in the 1960s but a subsequent restoration programme resulted in New Lanark becoming a World Heritage Site attraction. At the visitor centre you can learn the story of the village while nearby is the Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve with its peregrine falcons and waterfalls. About 200 people currently live in the village in restored houses. The New Lanark Conservation Trust owns many buildings in the village. In order to maintain the historical authenticity of the village, modern inventions such as television aerials are not allowed. The village has a three-star hotel, the New Lanark Mill Hotel which has a restaurant while other eating facilities can be found in nearby Lanark. The town has a large free car park and while the nearest train station is in Lanark, regular buses travel through to the village.

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