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The Scottish Youth Hostels Association runs a three-star youth hostel in Wee Row.
The Scottish Youth Hostels Association runs a three-star youth hostel in Wee Row.
*<sleep name="Hanoi Youth Hostel" alt="" address="33 Luong Van Can - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi - Vietnam" directions="" phone="84438285822" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">Hanoi Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Hanoi Old Quarter among the main shopping streets. The hostel is close to Hoan Kiem Lake (just two minute’s walk). The Hotel offers high-class services for all our guests in a comfortable and traditional style, making it one of the best options for a pleasant stay in Hanoi. From here you can walk to the cultural places like the "French Quarter”, “Dong Xuan” market, “History museum”, the “Opera House” or the trade and business “Trang Tien Plaza” centre.
You could enjoy walking along the “Evening market” with traditional local souvenirs or sample many kinds of Vietnamese food around the old quarter; there are many bus stations nearby where a bus can take you to Hanoi railway station, the international airport and to major sights of other provinces
Hanoi Youth Hostel offers 17 guest rooms and dormitory with city view, all rooms are well decorated and comes complete with air-condition, satellite TV, IDD telephone, mini-bar, en-suite bathroom with bath-tub and shower.
There is a restaurant on the ground floor that serves both Western and Vietnamese “mouth watering” dishes.
The hostel also boasts a Free “chill -out” room on the first floor complete with a pool table, a darts board, and a library.
For the business traveler, the hostel provides Free Internet access (Wi-Fi), fax machine, photocopier, and economy international calls</sleep>
==Get out==
==Get out==

Revision as of 03:55, 28 November 2009

New Lanark [1] is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage in southern Scotland, south of Glasgow.


New Lanark is worth visiting for two main reasons: to see its fine examples of restored historic buildings such as mills and tenements, and to learn about the activities of Robert Owen, a reformer who improved living and working conditions for mill workers and their families in the early 19th century. The complex was managed by Owen until 1825, when he moved to Indiana and purchased the town of New Harmony, to continue his communitarian work.

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 you can make local connections by taking 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.


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.






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.

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