Learn the fascinating history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark. The 18th century cotton mill is brought back to life in an award-winning Visitor Centre. 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 and see Scotland’s largest roof garden, Robert Owen’s house, working textile machinery and much more!
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!
New Lanark is the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde where you will find the Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, woodland walks through breath-taking 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.
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 New Lanark Trust continue to restore and maintain the historic village.
Facilities: Most of the New Lanark Visitor Centre is fully accessible. A factsheet is available for visitors with mobility problems- you can contact New Lanark for a copy or visit the website.
Opening Times: Opening Times: 10am-5pm April – October. 10am – 4pm November – March.
Photo Credits: © Copyright New Lanark Trust
For further information please visit: http://www.newlanark.org