New Lanark

The creation of New Lanark is linked to the use of the Falls of Clyde to power new cotton-weaving centres. In 1800, its creator, David Dale, sold the weaving houses to his future son-in-law, Robert Owen, a social reformer who took charge of the factories for the next 25 years, implementing a series of social experiments. He created an apprenticeship building, village store and school. Cotton was produced here until 1968 and now this "model workers' village" is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and open to visitors.

Useful information


ML11 9DB Lanark


9.50 £ (-15 years old 7 £)

Opening hours

[Apr-Sep: 10am-5pm; rest of year: 11am-5pm - closed 1-2 Jan and 25-26 Dec - frequent bus services from Lanark station]

Nearby tourist attractions

Falls of Clyde Falls of Clyde
Falls of Clyde
Craignethan Castle Craignethan Castle
Craignethan Castle