World Heritage Sites
Lanarkshire is home to two of the five UNESCO world heritage sites in Scotland.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are the highest accolade of a nation's heritage. There are currently only 28 in the United Kingdom which have been awarded this international honour.
UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark is situated towards the south of the Clyde Valley National Tourist Route A must family day out for all the family in Lanarkshire! Truly breathtaking scenery and village, long famous as a beauty spot and for the work of the world-famous mill owner Robert Owen.
This unique 18th century cotton mill village has been carefully restored as a living community, and is now an official UNESCO World Heritage Site with an award-winning Visitor Centre and Hotel.
The Antonine Wall, which forms part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site (which includes Hadrian's Wall in England and the German Limes) is located near Kilsyth in North Lanarkshire. The stone and turf fortification, built by the Romans across what is now the central belt of Scotland is also known as the Clyde-Forth frontier line.
Although most of the wall has been destroyed over time, sections of the wall can still be seen in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.