Welcome to the website for New Lanark World Heritage Site, a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. On this website you will find details of the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre and New Lanark Mill Hotel in the village, which is one of Scotland's top attractions, welcoming around 350,000 visitors every year from all over the world.
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Founded by David Dale in 1785, the village became famous as a model industrial community under the enlightened management of Dale's son-in-law, Robert Owen, from 1800-1825. Owen transformed life in New Lanark with ideas and opportunities which were at least a hundred years ahead of their time. Child labour and corporal punishment were abolished, and villagers were provided with decent homes, schools and evening classes, free health care, and affordable food. Discover all about Robert Owen's life and work during your visit. Alternatively we have a range of publications available to purchase from our online shop.
The fascinating history of the village is brought back to life in an award-winning
Visitor Centre, where you can explore all the
attractions with a passport ticket. One highlight of your visit will be the
fascinating 'Annie McLeod Experience' ride, where the ghost of a mill girl appears and takes you on a journey.
For visitors to New Lanark with mobility needs please click here to download a word document.
The New Lanark Mill Hotel offers a unique opportunity to stay in the heart of the World Heritage Site, on the banks of the River Clyde.New Lanark is still a living community, and the village is in the care of an independent charity. Profits from the hotel and visitor attraction help the Trust continue to restore and maintain the historic village.