WHEN we think of hostels in Scotland it conjures up images of travelling on a budget and basic facilities. However, one such establishment, unlike any other in Scotland, due to its origins as an 18th century cotton mill, offers the perfect way to unwind as you cycle across Britain or hike from Glasgow, with access to New Lanark’s gorgeous swimming pool, sauna, steam room & bubble pool - and you can stay there for as little as £16.50 a night and £5 for access to the leisure club facilities with an option to add a delicious breakfast at New Lanark Mill Hotel or Mill Café.
A converted mill building, originally built for workers of the ‘one-time’ largest cotton manufacturer in Scotland, it is nestled in the spectacular South Lanarkshire Valley in Southern Scotland. Popular with individuals, families, school parties and groups there is a wide selection of things to do on New Lanark’s doorstep. With a choice of room types, all with ensuites, ‘Wee Row’ offers good quality budget accommodation within an historic building. There is also a well-equipped self-catering kitchen for guests to make use of including a comfortable dining area.
Only one hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, Wee Row Hostel is the perfect base to explore these popular cities but you don't have to go far to find plenty to do. On ‘Wee Row’s’ doorstep is the award winning New Lanark Visitor Centre (which you can enjoy with a 15% hostel discount) where you can step back in time and rediscover life of this working Mill village. Explore the industrial heritage, pick up a gift in the Mill Shop, have breakfast or lunch in the Mill Café or New Lanark Mill Hotel Restaurant, or enjoy dinner in the latter, play in the park or simply take a seat by the waterwheel and soak up the history of this magnificent 18th century cotton mill village. There are so many things for everyone to do.
New Lanark is also a perfect stop over for those cycling Lands End to John O' Groats and the village marks the end of the popular Clyde Walkway which runs from Glasgow city centre to the heart of New Lanark. There is a bike store, drying room, laundry room & free Wi-Fi in public areas.
A must see, when staying at ‘Wee Row’ are the Famous Falls of Clyde with its multitude of waterfalls surrounded by natural woodland. Take a walk up the board walk to the falls and you're sure to spot an abundance of wildlife including badgers and squirrels.
New Lanark makes for a perfect getaway suitable for all ages, interests and budgets and ‘Wee Row’ offer ‘exclusive use’ options ideal for school, college or university visits, family gatherings, birthday celebrations, special interest groups and offer discounts on group bookings for those wishing to visit this unique spot.
To find out more visit: www.newlanarkhostel.co.uk