- For other places with the same name, see Lanark (disambiguation).
Lanark train and bus stations are adjacent to each other on Bannatyne Street.
Travellers from Glasgow can take the train from Glasgow Central station (lower level) direct to Lanark. Travellers from Edinburgh can take a train to Motherwell (don't change at Holytown, which has no station facilities) and change there for a train to Lanark.
Irvine's Coaches operates an hourly coach service [240X] to Glasgow from Monday to Friday between 0600 hours and 1800 hours. There is also a reduced Saturday service. There's no direct coach or bus from Edinburgh, but you can make local connections by taking the bus to Biggar, from where you can catch a bus to Lanark bus station. There are also regular buses both to and from the nearby town of Carluke.
Lanark lies at the junctions of the A70, A72 and A73 roads, all of which were major trunk roads before the building of the motorways. New Lanark is signposted on brown tourist signs from the M8 and M74 motorways.
There are several companies providing taxi services in Lanark. In most cases, a trip from the bus or train station to the town's accommodation will cost around £5, while a journey from the town centre to New Lanark will cost in the region of £10. Fares are regulated by South Lanarkshire Council and so you should pay the same regardless of which taxi firm you choose.
- Cameron Taxis, 68 High Street, ML11 7ES, ☎ +44 1555 664105.
- Clydewide Taxis, 99 High Street, ML11 7LN, ☎ +44 1555 666333, toll-free: +44 800 050 9264, e-mail: email@example.com.
- Ellen's Taxis, 68A High Street, ML11 5JU, ☎ +44 1555 673970.
- Girnin Dug, The, Castlegate, ML11 9DZ. A statue of a dog, erected in the 1840s by its owner. He suspected that his dog had been poisoned by a neighbour, so put up this statue on his roof, its reproachful expression directed to the home of the offending neighbour.
- Lanark Museum, 29 Bloomgate, ML11 9ET, ☎ +44 1555 666680, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 1030-1630 every Friday and Saturday. Tells the history of the town, which is one of Scotland's oldest burghs.
- Lanark Tennis Club, Chapland Road, ML11 7QL, ☎ +44 7811 450124, e-mail: email@example.com. The Lanark Tennis Club welcomes both locals and visitors from April to September. Lessons are available throughout the seasons, and courts can be used for private games when lessons and other functions are not on. £120 (adult membership).
- China Chef, 10 St Leonard Street, ML11 7BJ, ☎ +44 1555 666688. 16:00-23:00. A take-away restaurant offering Chinese cuisine, in the town centre just off the High Street.
- Prego, 3 High Street, ML11 7LU, ☎ +44 1555 666300. 12:00-14:00 and 17:00-23:00. Italian restaurant in the centre of Lanark offering pizza, pasta and seafood, amongst other Italian cuisines. Open every day for lunch and dinner menus.
- Route 36, 36 Wellgate, ML11 9DS, ☎ +44 1555 661600. 12:00-15:30 and 17:30-23:00 (Mon-Fri), 12:00-23:00 (Sat), 12:00-22:00 (Sun). An American themed restaurant, Route 36 specialises in classic American cuisine, including burgers, hot dogs, ribs, fries, nachos and sundaes. Lunch and dinner menus are available, with soups and sandwiches available at lunch. Families are more than welcome and the restaurant accepts advanced bookings.
- Clydesdale Inn, The, 15 Bloomgate, ML11 7ET, ☎ +44 1555 678740. 08:00-00:00 (Sat-Mon); 08:00-01:00 (Fri). Built in 1792, the Clydesdale was a former staging post, with coaches leaving from it destined for Glasgow, Edinburgh, London and beyond. It is now a popular bar in the centre of the town, serving craft ales, a wide selection of spirits and wines. An extensive menu is also offered. Operated by JD Wetherspoon.
- Maisies Bar, 12 Wellgate, ML11 9DT, ☎ +44 1555 664644. Known locally as the "braw wee pub", Maisies is a small bar in the town's Wellgate.
- Cartland Bridge Country House Hotel, Glasgow Road, ML11 9UE, ☎ +44 1555 664426, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 11:00. Situated within a Category A listed building, the hotel was once known as the Baronald House from the time it was built in the late 1800s until 1939 when it was requisitioned by the War Office as part of the war effort. After the war it became a home for inebriates (alcoholics) but was closed in 1954 and in 1962 reopened as a hotel. There are a total of 18 bedrooms, each with en suite facilities. There are several dining rooms, function rooms and a bar. Food is served throughout the day, with breakfast included in the price of most rooms. The hotel is operated by Best Western.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark sits approximately one mile from the centre of Lanark and features a well preserved industrial village established in the late 18th century. The Falls of Clyde are just a short walk from the village.
The nearby town of Carluke is just 6 miles north of Lanark. Carluke is a nice rural market town with a selection of local shops in the town centre.
The Clyde Valley is a beautiful area located just outside Lanark and is well worth visiting. Scattered with pretty little villages along the valley and famous garden centres and public walkways, this is definitely a place you do not want to miss.
|Routes through Lanark|
|Hamilton ← Crossford ←||W E||→ Biggar → Galashiels|
|Cumbernauld ← Carluke ←||NW SE||→ Abington|
|Ayr ← Douglas ←||SW NE||→ Carstairs → Edinburgh|
|Glasgow ← Motherwell ←||NW S||→ END|