New Lanark World Heritage Site is a unique 18th century Mill Village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde, less than one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Founded in 1785 with a focus on philanthropy, education and the welfare of the mill workers, New Lanark became a model for industrial communities that was to spread across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.
New Lanark is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village located only a short walk away from the spectacular Falls of Clyde and under 10 minutes from Lanark town centre. Today New Lanark is recognised as one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’ and welcomes over 300,000 visitors annually.
New Lanark has a resident village community of 65 households, set within a National Nature Reserve with outstanding designed landscapes and woodlands.
Within the village is an award-winning Visitor Centre offering a range of visitor attractions as well as the 4star New Lanark Mill Hotel, Waterhouse Cottages, Wee Row Hostel, Mill Shop and Café.
Thanks to an ongoing process of conservation and rehabilitation spanning almost half a century, the appearance of the village today is close to that of the early nineteenth century, when the mill buildings formed one of the largest industrial groups in the world. At New Lanark, David Dale and Robert Owen created a model for industrial communities that was to spread across the world in the 19th and 20th centuries, establishing a milestone in social and industrial history, and having lasting influences on society, even two hundred years on.
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