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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
The closest train station to New Lanark is in Lanark where there is a regular bus service to the village or you could walk by following signs from lanark town centre.
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The nearest town for national public transport connections is [[Lanark]]. Lanark train and bus stations are adjacent to each other and it's a downhill walk of a bit more than a mile from there to the village. Stuart's Coaches runs the 135 service from Lanark bus station to New Lanark.
There is a large carpark which is up quite a steep hill from the rest of the village but there is disabled parking in the main street of the village for those requiring it.
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There is also the Clyde Walkway nearby so walkers can pass through the village on the walk.
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===By train===
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Travellers from Glasgow can take the train from Glasgow Central station direct to Lanark. Travellers from Edinburgh can take a train to Motherwell (don't change at Holytown, which has no station facilities) and change there for a train to Lanark.
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===By bus===
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There's no direct coach or bus from Edinburgh, but various local connections can be made. One possibility is to take the bus to [[Biggar]], from where you can catch a bus to Lanark bus station.
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===By car===
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New Lanark is signposted from the M8 motorway and is under an hour's drive from Edinburgh. There is a large car park which is up quite a steep hill above the rest of the village but there is disabled parking in the main street of the village for those requiring it.
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===By foot===
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The Clyde Walkway is nearby so walkers can pass through the village on the walk.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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New Lanark is the site of historic cotton mills and most of the buildings are still there and are listed.
 
New Lanark is the site of historic cotton mills and most of the buildings are still there and are listed.
  
There is a vsitors' centre where tickets for entrance to the mills which are available to the public and for the historic ride named the "Millennium Experience" can be bought. There are working models of the spinning machines and there is a working waterwheel which is used to generate elsectricity in a small power station. There are alse many picnic areas and a children's playpark which can be used for free within the village.
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There is a visitors centre where tickets for entrance to the mills which are available to the public and for the historic ride named the "Millennium Experience" can be bought. There are working models of the spinning machines and there is a working waterwheel which is used to generate electricity in a small power station. There are also many picnic areas and a children's play park which can be used for free within the village.
  
 
There is also the Clyde Walkway which can take visitors up the River Clyde to a hydro-electric power station and to the spectacular Falls of Clyde and beyond.
 
There is also the Clyde Walkway which can take visitors up the River Clyde to a hydro-electric power station and to the spectacular Falls of Clyde and beyond.
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Inside mill number four there is a four star hotel and there are some self accommodation 'waterhouses.'
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Mill 1 was converted into the three-star New Lanark Mill Hotel and the neighbouring waterhouses offer four-star self-catering accommodation.
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The Scottish Youth Hostels Association runs a three-star youth hostel in Wee Row.
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==

Revision as of 13:41, 5 April 2008

New Lanark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern Scotland, south of Glasgow.

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Get in

The nearest town for national public transport connections is Lanark. Lanark train and bus stations are adjacent to each other and it's a downhill walk of a bit more than a mile from there to the village. Stuart's Coaches runs the 135 service from Lanark bus station to New Lanark.

By train

Travellers from Glasgow can take the train from Glasgow Central station direct to Lanark. Travellers from Edinburgh can take a train to Motherwell (don't change at Holytown, which has no station facilities) and change there for a train to Lanark.

By bus

There's no direct coach or bus from Edinburgh, but various local connections can be made. One possibility is to take the bus to Biggar, from where you can catch a bus to Lanark bus station.

By car

New Lanark is signposted from the M8 motorway and is under an hour's drive from Edinburgh. There is a large car park which is up quite a steep hill above the rest of the village but there is disabled parking in the main street of the village for those requiring it.

By foot

The Clyde Walkway is nearby so walkers can pass through the village on the walk.

Get around

The village is quite small and can only be navigated by foot. There are few cars and it is usually quite busy with people so it is safe to just wander round the sights on the roads and paths provided.

See

New Lanark is the site of historic cotton mills and most of the buildings are still there and are listed.

There is a visitors centre where tickets for entrance to the mills which are available to the public and for the historic ride named the "Millennium Experience" can be bought. There are working models of the spinning machines and there is a working waterwheel which is used to generate electricity in a small power station. There are also many picnic areas and a children's play park which can be used for free within the village.

There is also the Clyde Walkway which can take visitors up the River Clyde to a hydro-electric power station and to the spectacular Falls of Clyde and beyond.

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Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Mill 1 was converted into the three-star New Lanark Mill Hotel and the neighbouring waterhouses offer four-star self-catering accommodation.

The Scottish Youth Hostels Association runs a three-star youth hostel in Wee Row.

Get out

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