Visit Houston and enjoy exploring this small village with a big history. It’s worth a visit on your next trip to Renfrewshire.
Situated in a naturally-beautiful area of countryside, Houston defies its small size to pack a lot in!
The village is the centre of the historic civil parish of Houston and Kilellan. It has a long history with records dating back to the 12th Century and archaeological remains from the Stone Age.
The mainstay of Houston between the 17th and 19th Centuries was weaving. The nearby River Gryffe powered a cotton spinning industry.
The village’s Mercat Cross dates back to the 14th century. It has been used as a symbol for the village.
Cyclists will enjoy the nearby National Cycle Network Route 7 and stopping by the village on their journey.
Living in Houston
Houston is well-placed for commuting with excellent road access to Glasgow, Inverclyde and the Ayrshire coast
Houston has an older centre in a designated conservation area with a variety of small shops, restaurants and public houses.
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