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. 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. There is also the Clyde Walkway nearby so walkers can pass through the village on the walk.
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 vsitors' centre where tickets for entrance to the mills which are available to the public and for the historic ride named the "millenium 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.
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.