Elderslie is famous as the birthplace of Sir William Wallace (1274-1305), who defeated the English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

A memorial to Scotland’s national hero sits on the traditional site of his home in Elderslie and is made up of a series of sculpted plaques around a column reminiscent of a market cross. The plaques illustrate the key moments in Wallace’s career as Knight of Elderslie and Guardian of Scotland.

An Elderslie must-visit is the award-winning Butchers Steak and Grill restaurant.

Living in Elderslie

Elderslie is close to the towns of Johnstone and Paisley with easy access to the M8 motorway.

Elderslie Golf Club is a popular 18-hole course with panoramic views across Renfrewshire.

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A fascinating history

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