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Tel code: 01555 | code search
Postcode: ML11 | code search
Population: 8000
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Birthplace of:
Colin McRae
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Food Legends:
Lanark Blue Cheese
Folk Customs:
Biggars Fleming Queen
Whuppity Scoorie

Lanark Events

Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Whuppity Scoorie

Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Peregrine Falcon Viewing

Badger Watch
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Wildlife Watching Weekends

Badger Watch
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Wildlife Watching Weekends

Badger Watch
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
Wildlife Watching Weekends

Badger Watch
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Lanark Medieval Festival
Lanarkshire Deep Fried Film Festival
Luxury Badger Watch
Wildlife Watching Weekends

Annual Victorian Fair
New Lanark Family Book Festival

Christmas Food and Gift Fair
Lantern Making Workshops & Parade

Winter Warmer Walk

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Latest reviews | Events in Lanark | 10 Places to Stay

At the heart of Scotland’s Central Belt lies the small town of Lanark, a town steeped in political and economic history. It may be small – indeed, just over 8,000 people call it home – but way back in 978 the first parliament of Scotland was held in Lanark, and in 1140 King David made the town a Royal Burgh. Lanark was a market town and the fulcrum of trade for the south of Scotland. This was King David’s vision; an economic reformer of sorts, his policy saw the growth of many of Scotland’s towns, Lanark was no different. Like many towns, it received tax breaks to encourage new business to the area. But Lanark never grew too big for its surrounds. In the cradle of rural Scotland, it was, and still is, surrounded by farmland, with agriculture forming an important pillar of the South Lanarkshire economy. With good rail links, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow within an hour’s drive of Lanark, many people choose Lanark as a quite town to commute from – its more sedentary pace of life an antidote to the bane of modern city living, and few towns can boast a World Heritage listed site just over a mile away. New Lanark, a village built by David Dale in 1786 for the sole purpose of cotton production. Sitting on the River Clyde, New Lanark was swept away by the industrial revolution, with the efforts of around 2,500 people supplementing the power of the Clyde, as the mills whirred into action and brought economic hope to the underprivileged. Dale was a modernist. He was a reformer, and a passionate advocate for social inclusion. He saw to it that the mills were a better place to work, building a school in the Nursery Buildings to ensure an education for his workers’ children. As a beacon of modernity, and practical socialism in action, New Lanark became famed for its philosophy – in many respects, New Lanark could be said to be the birthplace of modern human resource management. The mills eventually closed. And though the future of the village was in jeopardy when people migrated to Glasgow or Edinburgh in search of work, the New Lanark Conservation Trust took control of the village in 1983, and now maintain it as a tourist attraction. New Lanark was rewarded with UNESCO World Heritage Status, and is a fascinating and uplifting place to visit.


Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
New Lanark Visitor Centre

Care Home

Blackwood Care Centre


St Nicholas


Dance - Jane Goulding School of Dance


Dental Practice
Dental Practice
Dental Surgery


Dr F E McKnight
Dr L Christie
Glebe Medical Centre
The Health Centre
The Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

AB Properties
Davidson & Shirley
Edwards Estate Agents
Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Remax Clydesdale
Smail & Ewart

Smail & Ewart

Golf Club


Pub and Bar

Clysdale Inn
Corral Inn
Crown Tavern
Horse & Jockey Bar
Maisies Bar
Pembrook Inn
Port Vaults
Viewfield Tavern
Wee Man


Browns Of Lanark
Capital House
Crown Tavern
East India Co
Inn On The Loch

Pembrook Inn
Poachers (The)
Ristorante La Vigna
Woodpecker (The)


Lanark Grammar School
Lanark Primary School
New Lanark Primary School
Ridgepark School


Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges


Morison & Smith


Barr's Cars
Billy's Cars
Clydesdale Taxi & Mini Bus Hire
Clydewide Taxis


Clyde Veterinary Group


Floral 'n' Hardy

Clydesdale Plants
Pets N Stuff
Lindsey & Gilmour
Mackie Opticians
Scottwood Timber Ltd


Lanark Valley CC(Cycling)

Places to Stay near Lanark

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Cartland Bridge Country House Hotel (0.44 miles)

Cartland Bridge Country House Hotel

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Set in its own private grounds, surrounded by the stunning Lanark countryside, the hotel has recently undergone a refurbished all our bedrooms, to a very high standard, and you can ... More

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New Lanark Mill Hotel (0.82 miles)

New Lanark Mill Hotel
The New Lanark Mill Hotel is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel has spacious en suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. New Lanark is a small 18th century village, designed as a ... More | visit website
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Douglashall B&B (4.25 miles)

Douglashall B&B
Douglashall is new to the Bed and Breakfast market and has been renovated to an extremely high standard, offering top end 3 star quality surroundings (Visit Scotland Accreditation). This family run business has been established ... More | visit website

Carmichael Country Cottages (4.47 miles)

Carmichael Country Cottages
Two hundred year old stone cottages on unique 'single family owned and operated for a millennium' heritage estate. Source of the name and clan lands of the Carmichaels.

Attractive Southern Scotland location, close to M74 and ... More
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Popinjay Hotel (5.90 miles)

Popinjay Hotel

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The Popinjay Hotel is located in the heart of the Famous Clyde Valley. Nestling next to the banks of the River Clyde the hotel is set within 4 acres of private ... More | visit website


Dyke Croft Farm (6.59 miles)

Dyke Croft Farm
Dykecroft Farm B & B is situated in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. ... More
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Craigend (6.77 miles)


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Set in the beautiful Lanarkshire countryside, Craigend Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect peaceful retreat for those wanting to enjoy a picturesque location, whilst being able to easily reach all ... More | visit website

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The Old School Guest House (7.29 miles)

The Old School Guest House
Our spacious rooms offer a high standard of luxury and quality. All rooms have been either newly built or fully refurbished and have en-suite facilities with extra large shower cubicles, king sized beds, LCD/DVD TV's, ... More | visit website
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Herdshill Guest House (7.32 miles)

Herdshill Guest House
Our Family; Double and Single Rooms all come fitted with En-suite facilities; TV; Tea and Coffee making facilities and more.For those coming on Holiday or to visit family and friends we are ideally situated and ... More | visit website
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Shawlands Hotel (7.46 miles)

Shawlands Hotel

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Situated in rural Lanarkshire overlooking the beautifull Clyde Valley. This family run hotel currently undergoing a multi million pound refurbishment and expansion programme has a choice of standard or premier ... More

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