New Lanark, an 18th century cotton-spinning Mill Village and one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, has announced the 20th anniversary of the New Lanark Mill Hotel, with newly renovated bedrooms and new 4 STAR status awarded by Visit Scotland.

Unlike any other hotel in Scotland, the New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill. After years of painstaking restoration work by New Lanark Trust, the hotel opened for business and pleasure in May 1998, and quickly developed into a popular choice for a short break destination. Visit Scotland have awarded New Lanark with this 4 STAR accreditation recognising recent renovations that have taken place.

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The New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill

Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site, this restored 18th century cotton mill village is 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.

It now has 38 spacious and stylish renovated bedrooms with free Wi-Fi internet access and a selection of one-and two-bedroom self-catering Waterhouse cottages. It also has Mill One Restaurant and the Falls Bar & Lounge, as well as Business and Meeting facilities with eight suites accommodating from two to 200 delegates, a Wedding & Events Centre catering for up to 200 guests, and Health & Fitness Club with pool, sauna, steam room, bubble pool, gymnasium and beauty rooms offering a variety of treatments.

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The bedrooms enjoy spectacular views across the River Clyde or surrounding conservation area

All 38 bedrooms enjoy spectacular views across the River Clyde or surrounding conservation area, and the self-catering Waterhouses virtually rest on the banks of the River Clyde. Guests of the hotel can enjoy complimentary use of New Lanark’s extensive facilities, which include a heated indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna or steam room.

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New Lanark Mill Hotel offers a variety of dining options for any celebration

New Lanark Mill Hotel has a variety of dining options available for any celebration. For smaller and more intimate occasions, the elegant Mill One Restaurant is a central feature of the hotel. Intimate and relaxed, this is a wonderful setting for a delicious meal. Alternatively, choose to dine in one of New Lanark’s private function rooms, all of which have spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. In particular, the Stone byres Linn Suite is ideal for smaller private parties of up to 20 people. For larger occasions and events, New Lanark have a dedicated events team and a number of suites available to suit the size of your occasion. From small finger buffets to large gourmet banquets, New Lanark can suit all budgets and cater from two to 150 people. 

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The Health & Fitness Club has a pool, sauna, steam room and  bubble pool | © Carsten Flieger

“The management and staff of New Lanark Mill Hotel are delighted to announce that following a recent Quality Assurance Audit by VisitScotland, our hotel has been promoted to a new 4 STAR rating. We are delighted to have achieved this accolade following a full bedroom refurbishment, coupled with consistently high levels of service provided by our staff. What a tremendous achievement at the same time as we celebrate our 20th anniversary,” John Stirrat, General Manager of New Lanark Mill Hotel, told Essential Journeys.

New Lanark recently announced their ‘Vision for Our Future’ document, which outlines the Trust’s objectives for the World Heritage Site for the next 5-10 years and forms the basis for the site’s World Heritage Site Management Plan. This Visit Scotland accreditation is testament to the investment, achievements and hard work by the New Lanark team.

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