Visit the New Lanark Visitor Centre for themed rides and interesting history!
Visit the New Lanark Visitor Centre for themed rides and interesting history!

Visit the New Lanark Visitor Centre for themed rides and interesting history!

New Lanark is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village located on the banks of the Falls of Clyde just under 1 hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Today it is recognised as one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’ and welcome over 300,000 visitors annually to the site. New Lanark has a resident village community of 65 households, set within a National Nature Reserve with outstanding designed landscapes and woodlands. In the village they have an award-winning Visitor Centre offering a range of visitor attractions and a fantastic Learning & Outreach Programme, as well as the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Wee Row Hostel, Mill Shop and Cafe.

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Find out the amazing history of the old town of New Lanark!

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.

Travel back in time on the Annie McLeod Experience Ride! Enter the spirit world of New Lanark and be taken on a fascinating journey of discovery by the ghost of mill worker Annie McLeod who tells her story of life in New Lanark in 1820. Commentary is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish & Japanese. Induction loop facility also available. You sit in motorised ‘pods’ which lead you around the ride.

  • The New Lanark visitor center is open 12pm-5pm on Monday – Friday
  • The Visitor Centre costs £5 for adults and is free for children

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