Heritage Britain

The county of Lanarkshire, Scotland


The county of Lanarkshire is split into North and South and surrounded by many counties - Stirling, Falkirk, West Lothian, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow.The county is probably most famous for The New Lanark World Heritage Site which was built in 1785 by David Dale, a Scottish industrialist, to take advantage of the water power of the Falls of Clyde, to spin cotton. Within 14 years he had built four huge mills and housing for 1,500 workers, making New Lanark one of the most successful spinning complexes in Britain. This is must if you are visiting this county

Please note that Summerlee is now closed until spring 2008. This is to allow a major Heritage Lottery Fund redevelopment of the main exhibition hall. On reopening there will be totally new permanent exhibition on industrial life in Lanarkshire, including interactive exhibits, a Discovery Zone for kids and a new cafe and meeting rooms. If planning a visit around spring 2008 call +44(0)1236 431261 for reopening details.

Do telephone before visiting as Summerlee's main exhibition hall will be undergoing a major Heritage Lottery Fund supported redevelopment. During this time the main hall will be closed and - from time to time - other parts of the site may have to closed for health and safety reasons. If planning a visit, please call the office for full details - +44(0)1236 431261

Where to stay and things to do in Lanarkshire

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Selected Lanarkshire hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Best Western Glasgow Pond Hotel, Anniesland
Premier Inn Argyle Street, Glasgow
Holiday Inn, Glasgow Theatreland, Glasgow
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre South, Tradeston
City Inn Contemporary Hotel Glasgow, Kinning Park
Macdonald Crutherland House, East Kilbride
Buchanan Arms Hotel & Leisure Club, Drymen
Abington Hotel, Biggar
Park Inn Glasgow City Centre, Glasgow
Tinto Hotel, Symington

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Explore Lanarkshire Towns

Airdrie | Anniesland | Anwoth | Biggar | Bothwell | Carluke | Coatbridge | Cumbernauld | Dirleton | Drymen | East Kilbride | Finnieston | Glasgow | Gullane | HAMILTON | Kilsyth | Kings Park | Kinning Park | Lanark | Larkhall | Libberton | Mansewood | Maryhill | Motherwell | nr Biggar, | Partick | Pollok | South Lanarkshire | Strathaven | Strathblane | Strathclyde | Symington | Tradeston | WISHAW |

Lanarkshire Tourist Information Centres

Abington Tourist Information Centre
Welcome Break Service Area
Junction 13, M74
Lanarkshire
Crawford
Strathclyde
Scotland
ML12 6RG
Tel: +44 (0) 1864 502436
Website: click here

Hamilton Tourist Information Centre
Road Chef Services
M74 Northbound
South Lanarkshire
Hamilton
Strathclyde
Scotland
ML3 6JW
Tel: +44 (0) 1698 285590
email: click here
Website: click here

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