The views constantly catch your eye and surprise you. The soundtrack is ever-changing in a bustling town with a vibrant cultural scene. The welcome will make you smile!

Situated only 10 minutes from Glasgow, Paisley is Scotland’s largest town. Surrounded by rolling countryside, it is home to architectural treasures, hidden gems and a vibrant cultural scene.

The easily-walkable historic centre has Scotland’s largest concentration of listed buildings, including the iconic 850-year-old Paisley Abbey and Scotland’s oldest public observatory.

Paisley’s time as an economic powerhouse at the heart of the global textile trade is encapsulated in the rise of the Coats and Clarks families. Their legacy can be seen in town’s fine architectural heritage of Victorian buildings which dominate the skyline. Look out for mill buildings, statues and monuments as you walk around town – and keep an eye out for related streets names such as Gauze Street, Cotton Street and Silk Street.

If you love the outdoors, we can offer you woodland walks, watersports and wildlife. We also have some of the best shopping, entertainment and leisure options available in Scotland.

Places to stay during your visit

A fascinating history waiting to be explored

It's all outdoors!

Authentic experiences and unexplored gems

I love Paisley because you must have the only Abbey worldwide with an ’Alien’ gargoyle! #WhyILovePaisley

@JPBreslin
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I love the fabulous architecture - Paisley Abbey, Coats Memorial and the town hall, all within walking distance.

Barbara Erskine
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I think what makes Paisley great is our history. We have the Abbey, the mills, the Paisley Pattern and some great architecture. We have great heritage in music with the Tannahill Weavers and other great singers.

Phyllis Arthur
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Family fun on your visit to Renfrewshire

Three town halls ... all architectural marvels in their own right

Explore THAT skyline of steeples, spires and other gems

Scotland's premier shopping and leisure destination

Relax and enjoy yourself in some luxury!

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