Falls of Clyde Wildlife Centre
This castle has a very authentic feel – it hasn't been restored beyond recognition – and is in a stunning, tranquil spot. You'll feel...
Falls of Clyde
The Falls of Clyde Wildlife Centre is also by the river in New Lanark. This place has child-friendly displays focused on badgers, bats,...
New Lanark Visitor Centre
You need to buy a ticket to enter the main attractions. These include a huge working spinning mule, producing woollen yarn, and the...
Off the main street, the Crowny is a local favourite. It's a highly regarded place that does good bar meals and even better food (pasta,...
Lonely Planet review
The wildlife centre is also by the river in New Lanarkm and features child-friendly displays focused on badgers, bats, peregrine falcons and other prominent species. In season, there's a live video feed of peregrines nesting nearby. Entry is a pound cheaper if you buy it together with the New Lanark Visitor Centre entrance. The centre also organises various activities in summer, including badger-watching (adult/child £8/4).
From the centre, you can walk through the beautiful nature reserve up to Corra Linn (30 minutes) and Bonnington Linn (one hour), two of the Falls of Clyde that inspired Turner and Wordsworth. You could return via the muddier path on the opposite bank, pass New Lanark, and cross the river a little further downstream to make a circular walk of it (three hours).