The picturesque town of Paisley is located in the West-Central Lowlands of Scotland, on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes on the banks of the River Cart.
Amongst the many historic buildings in the town is Paisley Abbey, whose west side provides an example of original medieval architecture from the 12th century. Another interesting religious site is The Thomas Coats Memorial Church that is a fantastic example of Gothic Revival architecture that dominates the town's skyline. Its crown spire stands at more than 60 metres high and the church is the largest Baptist church in Europe.
You can enjoy some stunning views of southwest Glasgow here. The castle is a very significant fort in Scotland’s history.
Cluniac monks first lived in this monastery in 1163 however; it underwent a complete overall in the 14th century. The stained glass windows here are stunning.
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Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
This museum houses many historical artefacts pertaining to Scottish history; there is also an impressive observatory here. Located in High Street. (0141 889 3151)
Renfrew Community Museum
As the name suggest the locals have banded together to display their regional history. Only opened since 1997, there is plenty to see, costumes, tools weapons, maps and photographs. Located in Canal Street. (0141 886 3149)