Category "NewLanarkVillage Scotland cotton UNESCO millworkers" Episodes:
- New Lanark Village World Heritage Site Scotland
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- New Lanark a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the location of this Travel Radio Internationalâ€™s Audio Journey. New Lanark is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley in southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Over 200 years ago the impressive sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark were built by an enterprising Scot, David Dale, in a dramatic gorge in Southern Scotland, close to the famous Falls of Clyde. Raw cotton arrived from North America by ship. The cotton was spun in New Lanark using hydro-power. Soon the village became known all over the world under the enlightened management of Daleâ€™s son-in-law, the social pioneer, Robert Owen.
Today visitors can come for the day or stay in the historic hotel that was once a mill. Richard Evans is our guide. Photo is an historic print from the New Lanark Website.
New Lanark World Heritage Site
South Lanarkshire, Scotland ML11 9DB
Tel: +44 1555 661345 Fax: +44 1555 665738