New Lanark World Heritage Site is a truly unique setting. Surrounded by native woodlands and close to the famous Falls of Clyde, New Lanark was founded in 1785 as a cotton spinning village and became famous as the site of Robert Owen’s pioneering social reforms. Now beautifully restored, New Lanark is both a living community and tourist attraction. The 4 Star New Lanark Mill Hotel is a stunning award-winning conversion from an original 18th century mill. It offers fantastic views across the surrounding conservation area and River Clyde.