The 1871 Paisley Museum & Art Gallery building is an outstanding example of Victorian architecture and a fitting monument to the former wealth of the town. Its exhibitions contain a sculpture gallery, ceramics, an Egyptian section, and an art gallery. A social history displays draws on photography held in its huge archive. It also has a gallery on...more
Paisley Abbey squats in the centre of the town. A large building 279 feet long its square tower is unadorned with a spire, which makes it lower for its size than many church building. Nevertheless it is visible from most areas of the town. Paisley Abbey founded in 1163 began life as a Priory of the Cluniac Order. The founder, Walter Fitzalan, was...more
The Paisley Town Hall (originally George Atiken Clark Town Hall) presents a nice view to three different sides. If it looks familar to anyone from Northern Ireland - the architect also did Belfast central library.Popular for weddings and concerts, it sometimes takes the notion of bigger name acts to play just for a new town on the tour - Morrisey...more
This is the statue of the Reverend John Witherspoon, formerly of the Laigh Kirk in Paisley, now the Arts Centre. It is on the High Street at the entrance to Paisley University.As alluded to in my introduction to Paisley, not only was he a signatory, but it was he who took the Scotttish Declaration of Arbroath to the American colonies in the 1770s...more
The Paisley Museum & Art Galleries shares the marvellous Hellenic looking building which dates from the 1870s with the Central library. Filled with curios it has never been in a position to compete as an art gallery, but the collection of antique shawls is arguably the finest in the world. Visiting exhibitions always worth a look.Admission...more
I have found the Premier Travel Inns to be reliable and clean budget accomodations. This one is no...more
9 Orr Square, Paisley, PA1 2DL, United Kingdom
Good for: Business
The old Trusthouse Forte Excelsior Hotel is now the Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport at St. Andrew's...more
Hometown Foodworld Is a restaurant which specialises in a "world buffet" - Chinese, British, Italian, Mexican and British. However the food just lies in the containers all day long and dries out. The food then becomes rock solid and not edible. The food itself is not of real Chinese, Italian or Mexican standard. I can judge this as I eat regularly...more
An amazing find in Paisley and a true culinary jewel. The finest Indian food I have ever eaten, in one of the finest settings for a restaurant. High end look, feel, and service, but at reasonable prices. Classy setting, but tired bacpackers are welcomed along with tuxedo clad arts enthusiasts. Perfect for a date with a special person, or for the...more
Palace Royale serves Cantonese and Peking cuisine - it is upstairs of this noodle bar on Moss Street. It is right next to a competitor on Moss Street, and there is another take away besides. 75 metres away opn the corner of Gilmour Street are a further two Chinese restaurants - wonder if they will all last ? A 4-course all you can eat £6.50 lunch...more
PRAVDA disco in Paisley!
Great fun and dancing to the three o´clock in the morning. The live dico with many different stars like DJ Alice - she is the number one in Paisley or maybe whole Scotland.
Dress Code: Gentlemans in a shirt, ladies clean and not very naked.
Off Licences, supermarkets and Glasgow Airport Duty Free - selling the famous international brand Chivas Scotch whisky, bottled and blended locally in Paisley from a Highland (Strathisla in Speyside) source Scotland is ironically one of the more expensive countries to buy Scotch whisky in - punitive local tax outweighs txes and import costs and...more
Off Licences, supermarkets and Glasgow Airport Duty Free - selling the famous international brand Chivas Scotch whisky, distilled locally in Paisley from a Highland (Strathisla in Speyside) source Scotland is ironically one of the more expensive countries to buy Scotch whisky in - punitive local tax outweighs txes and import costs and duties many...more
The farmer's market is held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month at the pedestrianized County Square, right outside Gilmour Street train station, which is ten minutes by train from Glasgow Central.Features local produce plus a few twists, I usually stock up on duck eggs (£1.30 for six) the occasional goose egg (about £1.50 each) and...more
Not a custom, just a history lesson - the first cars produced in Scotland were made in Paisley by Arrol Johnson, on Underwood Road / corner of Kerr Street from around 1901.
The old Arrol Johnson dog carts are beauties - I am not a car afficianado, but when you ever get the chance to, go and see. Enthusiasts show cars around Scotland and the UK from time to time
I chose to modify this tip after reading a posting from Dedalus54, a local. I had a rather uncomfortable Friday evening visit to Paisley last year. Given Paisley's proximity to the Glasgow airport (and therefore a likely last night out for many before leaving Scotland), I felt it important to let others know about my experience. The long and short...more
I'm sorry that birdmanimal had such a bad experience of my home town. Don't get me wrong - indiscriminate violence isn't unknown in Paisley but the town is no worse than many other comparable places in the UK. But that's no recommendation. However I'd say that as an overseas visitor you'd be pretty safe - it's the locals who have to be careful! As...more
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As stated elsewhere, Paisley has visitors rather than tourists, but the Tourist Information Centre is at 9a Gilmour Street - about 2.5 KM / 1.5 miles from Glasgow Airport and just outside the main train station
Fondest memory: Tel 0141 889 0711