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New Lanark

New Lanark is located on the doorstep to the Falls of Clyde, Dundaff Linn, Corra Linn and Bonnington Linn.


New Lanark

New Lanark is a small 18th- century village set in a sublime Scottish landscape where the philanthropist and Utopian idealist Robert Owen moulded a model industrial community in the early 19th century. The creation of the model industrial settlement at New Lanark, in which planning and architecture were integrated with a humane concern, is a milestone in a social and industrial history.

Official website

Did you know..?

New Lanark’s wool was used to make Mrs Weasley’s jumpers in the famous Harry Potter films.

People still live in the historic village of New Lanark. There’s a resident community of 72 households!

New Lanark produces its own award-winning ice cream in the historic village.


Location: South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Country: United Kingdom

Year of Inscription: 2001

UNESCO Criteria: (ii), (iv), (vi)

Contact information:

For more information about New Lanark, visit the website or contact visitor information on +44(0)1555 661345

New Lanark