Paisley is a diverse town with plenty of interesting places to visit, and is the home of the famous Paisley pattern and only a short distance from the City of Glasgow. Entertainment in the town could include a visit to Paisley Arts Centre which has a range of shows such as a variety of music, drama, comedy and dance, and there are films at the Showcase Cinema. There’s a good selection of restaurants if you want to eat out, ranging from Thai to Italian, the nightlife’s lively with a range of pubs, clubs and live music venues of different styles.
If you’re going shopping, you’ll find all your shopping needs met, with national retailers along with independent shops, and the Paisley Centre and the Piazza Shopping Centre both have good ranges of stores, as well as eateries. For business in the town, the conference venues include those at Paisley Town Hall and West College Scotland, and Glasgow Airport serves the town for international flights.
Paisley Car Hire
Wherever you are in Paisley, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Paisley car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Why not visit some of these places while in Paisley:
You can visit this Abbey, which used to be a Cluniac Monastery, and see the fine features of the building, such as the intricate wood carving in the choir stalls, and the reredos in thee St. Mirin Chapel telling the story of the Saint’s life. In the Abbey you can see the tomb of Marjory Bruce, the daughter of Robert the Bruce, as well as the historic Barochan Cross.
Paisley Museum and Art Gallery
This Museum, set in a grand 19th century building, is home to many varied collections relating to the area’s history. Paisley is famous for its historic weaving industry and the Paisley pattern and shawls, and here you can see beautiful Paisley shawls on display. The Museum also houses fine art, natural history exhibits, as well as a collection of ceramics and ancient Egyptian artefacts.
You can visit this 19th century Observatory and see its fine Victorian architecture. Here you can see historical telescopes including two 19th century refractor telescopes, and there is also an enjoyable digital planetarium where you can see detailed images of stars and galaxies.
Gleniffer Braes Country Park
This is a large Country Park where you can explore the moors and woodlands, and relax in the tranquil surroundings. At the park you can follow various marked trails and the Park also has cattle grazing areas. You can walk or cycle around the Park and see lovely features such as streams and cascades, and there are also regular guided walks you can take part in. The Park is abundant in wildlife, which include roe deer and birds such as kestrels and skylarks, and you can enjoy many beautiful views around the area.
Lagoon Leisure Centre
This Leisure Centre has many different activities for you to take part in which include a leisure pool complete with a flume and wave effects, fitness suite and dance studio. There’s also a sport hall where you can enjoy a range of sports such as as football, badminton and table tennis.
Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
You can visit this splendid 19th century Church built in Gothic Revival architecture, and a distinctive landmark in the town. Visitors can enjoy the impressive features the building has, such as the towering steeple, beautiful detailed architecture, vaulted ceiling, mosaics, ceiling paintings and intricate carvings.
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