Paisley Tourist Information

Paisley Museum Interior - shawl gallery

Paisley Museum Interior – shawl gallery

The perfect budget business and holiday base just 7 miles west of Glasgow and adjacent to Glasgow Airport , Paisley has a world renowned textiles heritage and is a sizeable town, one of the largest in Scotland. A selection of attractions feature in and around the town including the Paisley Museum and Gallery housing the treasured Paisley Shawl Collection.

Take a tour of Scotland’s oldest observatory, Coats Observatory in Paisley, open to visitors across the winter months offering a fascinating opportunity to view the night sky. Other superb attractions in the area include the 15th Century Stanley Castle just to the south. The town centre is brimming with striking heritage buildings from Paisley Abbey to the spectacular Victorian town hall.

Paisley also makes an excellent gateway into the western Inverclyde area, rich in shipbuilding and maritime heritage, and home to museums and attractions including the Custom House Museum in Greenock and the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine. With fast direct rail links to Prestwick Glasgow Airport, the Ayrshire golf coast and Glasgow city centre, Paisley sits at the heart of west Scotland’s transport hub, conveniently just off the M8, and is the perfect touring and business base, offering a variety of accommodation from B&B guest houses to hotels and apartments.

Excellent entertainment facilities are within and around the town including Xscape Braehead just to the east, with Snowzone indoor skiing and snowboarding plus a choice of restaurants and outdoor equipment shops. Browse Paisley accommodation near Glasgow Airport. Book online now with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.