The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.
New Lanark quickly became known under the enlightened management of social pioneer, Robert Owen. He provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world! Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community, which welcomes visitors from all over the world. Travel back in time on the Annie Mcleod Experience dark ride which features mill girl Annie who magically appears and reveals the amazing story of her life and times in New Lanark in 1820.
Explore the many attractions and exhibition areas of New Lanark Visitor Centre with a passport ticket. Highlights include:
New Lanark is the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde where you will find the Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, woodland walks through breathtaking scenery, stunning waterfalls and the Clyde Walkway. Look out for wildlife and you may catch a glimpse of kingfishers, otters, deer and badgers or even see the rare peregrine falcons.
Sample the delicious fare in our family friendly Mill Café, which serves a range of lunches, light refreshments, home-baking and Fair Trade tea and coffee. Open daily 10am - 5pm.
Browse around the New Lanark Mill Shop which stocks a superb range of contemporary gifts, books and Scottish produce. Taking centre stage is New Lanark Wool & Textiles, which includes yarn produced on-site using our historic textile machinery, knitting kits and a selection of gorgeous textile products. If you have a sweet tooth you can also visit the Village Store for a range of traditional sweeties and retro toys.
Stay overnight in the New Lanark Mill Hotel and enjoy the peaceful riverside setting of this beautifully restored 18 century cotton mill. Guests can also make use of the extensive leisure facilities. The Mill One Restaurant & Bar are open to non-residents for delicious meals made using the finest local produce. All 38 of the bedrooms enjoy views of the River Clyde or World Heritage Site, and our self-catering Waterhouses rest on the banks of the River Clyde. Our Wee Row Hostel accommodation provides a unique hostel experience on a budget.
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