Falls of Clyde Wildlife Centre

Southern Scotland

The often-unstaffed wildlife centre is by the river in New Lanark and has a small child-friendly display focused on badgers, bats, peregrine falcons and other prominent species. The centre also organises various activities in summer, including badger-watching.

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