Visitor Information

Useful information for Lanark visitors

Getting here by car

Lanark is 25 miles southeast of Glasgow and 40 miles southwest of Edinburgh. From Glasgow and Edinburgh follow the M8 to junction 6 and then the A73 via Newmains and Carluke. 

Alternatively follow the M74 south to junction 7 and then the A72 to Lanark by the Clyde Valley tourist route. 

From Edinburgh follow the A70 west via Currie, Balerno, Carnwath and Carstairs. 


There are 8 car parks in Lanark's town centre which are operated by South Lanarkshire Council. A number of these car parks are located just off the main High Street and accessed via closes (alleys). More details: South Lanarkshire Council website

Getting here by train

From Glasgow Central via Motherwell. From Edinburgh Waverley to nearest town, Carluke or Carstairs, then bus link to Lanark. 

More details: and 

Getting here by bus

Lanark is connected to other Lanarkshire towns and Glasgow by a bus network. More details: 

Public Toilets

Lanark operates a Community Comfort Scheme and you are welcome to use the toilets in these locations - no purchase needed.

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Make the most of your visit to Lanark

Lanark is the perfect location for a short staycation or as a base when exploring lower Central Scotland. Right here in Lanark you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, fascinating history, fantastic eateries and unique landmarks such as New Lanark World Heritage Site. Within 1 hour of driving you can reach both major cities (Glasgow and Edinburgh), Loch Lomond, the Scottish Borders and the West Coast. 

Use the links below to explore this website and get inspired for your visit!

Click here to view PDF maps of Lanark and New Lanark World Heritage Site

If you have an enquiry about visiting Lanark that you cannot find the answer to on this website, please email us on 

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