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Groups visits to New Lanark

A group visiting New Lanark outside the Village Store

If you are a coach driver, please read our Coach Driver Information Page for details of parking, access and incentives. 

Booking Benefits

• Free admission for driver and group leader
• Free coach parking
• Free food & drink allowance for driver
• Group welcome on arrival
• Use of lounge area in our hotel with free WiFi for driver and group leader
• Free FAM visits for Group Leader
• Dedicated booking service
• Hotel & Hostel for overnight accommodation (extra cost)
• Minimum of 20 in a group. 1 in 21 goes free!
• Scenic route to get to us

New Lanark World Heritage Site is the perfect destination for your group’s outing. The heart of New Lanark is a living and working village, which is situated in an outstanding location by the majestic Falls of Clyde. There are activities for all ages to enjoy including the many attractions of the award winning Visitor Centre, regular events & exhibitions and beautiful woodland walks in the Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve. Groups can make the most of their visit to New Lanark with a variety of eating, shopping and overnight options. We hope to welcome you soon! 

Ready to discuss your booking? Contact our friendly team on or 01555 661345 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

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Group Packages

We have four packages available for groups - please contact us for the current pricing structure. 

Package 1 Visitor Attraction Entry
Package 2 Visitor Attraction Entry + Story of New Lanark Guided Tour
Package 3 Visitor Attraction Entry + Specialist Guided Tour*
Package 4 Tailored Package - contact us to discuss your requirements.

*Specialist Tour themes currently include: Architecture, Robert Owen, Textile Production and Hydro Power.

We can also accommodate educational group visits, please visit our Learning website to find out more. 

We can also offer The Story of New Lanark tour as a seated presentation if your group is less mobile - please contact us for deatils.


What's included with tickets?

The New Lanark Visitor Centre includes:

• Time travel on the Annie McLeod Experience Ride
• Stunning views from the Rooftop Garden
Historic working machinery
• Exhibitions within the 18th century Mills
• Robert Owen’s House & School
...and lots more!

Outwith the Visitor Centre you can also visit our...Village Store, Mill Shop, Mill Café, Hotel, outdoor play & picnic areas, Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve & Visitor Centre and enjoy woodland walks to the famous Falls of Clyde waterfalls.


Making the most of your visit

We recommend at least 2 hours for a visit to New Lanark but there is so much to do here a full day can easily be filled. We can help you make the most of your visit with a number of group dining and shopping opportunities. Visit the Mill Café for tea & coffee, delicious home baking, Afternoon Tea, tasty lunches and New Lanark Ice Cream. Click here to view our Group Dining Options. No visit to New Lanark is complete without a trip to the Mill Shop which stocks a superb range of contemporary gifts, books, Scottish produce and New Lanark Wool & Textiles. If your group is on a tight timescale we would be happy to look at offering early / late opening for our Mill Shop and certain areas of the New Lanark Visitor Centre (please contact us in advance to discuss this). 


Getting here...

New Lanark is located less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh along a beautiful scenic route, making it ideally situated as a destination between both cities - or as a central point for exploring the rest of central Scotland. We are also within close proximity to other well-known visitor attractions including: Chatelherault Country Park, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, The National Museum of Rural Life and the David Livingstone Centre. Please confirm with your coach operator / driver that they know how to get to New Lanark and that they are happy with the drop off point & parking arrangements. 

By Car/Coach: Postcode for Sat Nav: ML11 9BY. New Lanark is one mile south of Lanark and less than an hour’s drive from Glasgow (M74/A72) and Edinburgh (A70). From the south, the village is 30 minutes from M74 Junction 13/Abington.

By Train: The nearest train station is Lanark which connects to Glasgow Central and Motherwell (for connections to Edinburgh). There is also a local bus service between Lanark (bus stance adjacent to train station) and New Lanark Village. Information on travelling to New Lanark can be found on our Find Us page.


Accessibility & Parking 

New Lanark World Heritage Site welcomes everyone. However, the location of the village in a steep sided valley beside the Falls of Clyde, though picturesque, is not ideal terrain for wheelchair-users and visitors with mobility needs. The village has been made as wheelchair-friendly as possible; please download our Mobility Needs Information Guide to help you plan your visit. Alternatively, call us on 01555 661345 for more information.

New Lanark map

Coach parking: if the distance is too great for passengers to travel from the main car park, the driver is permitted to drop off (and pick up) passengers down in the village (see red dot in map). The coach must return to park in the main car park (see black dot in map) for the duration of the visit. Coaches can usually find space to turn around in the village at the turning point by the Counting House (see blue dot in map) or in the Hotel car park.

Toilets: Accessible toilets available in the Visitor Centre reception and Mill Café.

Overnight Accommodation 

If you need somewhere to rest your head after your visit we have a range of accommodation options to fit a variety of budgets & needs. On-site we have the stunning New Lanark Mill Hotel, welcoming Wee Row Hostel and 8 self-catering waterhouses on the banks of the River Clyde.


Payment & Invoicing

Group invoices may be settled on arrival at the Visitor Centre Reception Desk in the Institute where the Group Leader can collect Passport Tickets for the group. Please make cheques payable to New Lanark Trading Ltd. Payment may also be made by credit card. For any additional information or to make a booking, please call our booking team on 01555 661345 or email

Ready to discuss your booking? Contact our friendly team on or 01555 661345 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)



This is what you will see when arriving at the entrance to New Lanark village at the top of the hill. Take the right turn to drive down the hill into the village where there is space for the passengers to be dropped off. The driver can then to return to park in our main car park which has ample space for coaches. In the past we have had many coaches and articulated lorries driving via this road, so it is accessible. Please use the arrows in the virtual map below to see what the road is like. 

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