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Tel code: 0141 | code search
Postcode: PA1 | code search
Population: 72000
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Premier Inn Glasgow Airport
"Good Points: The room was clean and the staff were friendly. Bad Points: People were a bit noisy in the corridors and the food was expensive although not that great General ..." More

Mccusker Cochrane & Gunn
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Charleston Surgery
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Ask any of Paisley’s proud Buddies and they will tell you the same thing: by all rights, Paisley should be a city. With a population of over 72,00, it is the sixth-largest Scottish settlement, and bigger than the cities of Inverness and Stirling. Nevertheless, the Renfrewshire town does quite nicely in spite of its more humble status. Though occupied since Roman times, it wasn’t until the 12th Century that Paisley took shape from ecclesiastical beginnings, coalescing round its priory of 1163. The priory grew in status, eventually being promoted, becoming Paisley Abbey in 1245. Paisley Abbey has certainly played its part in Scottish history: a young son of the nearby village of Elderslie, answering to the name of William Wallace, was educated there; and King Robert III of Scotland was laid to rest in the Abbey in 1406. Paisley’s fortune was made with the weaving industry’s Paisley Shawl and the iconic, intricate Paisley Pattern. The Paisley Pattern adorned ties, shirts, and shawls, putting Paisley on the map, but like all successful inventions, there would be competition, and when cheaper imported products from India began to threaten the industry, the good people of Paisley found that their economy could not cope. The weaving industry in Paisley went down with British manufacturing, sinking in the 1970s – it never resurfaced. Like all good towns, Paisley just got on with it. And it has plenty to be getting on with. Education is one of the town’s main exports; with Reid Kerr College joined by the University of the West of Scotland (formerly Paisley University and Bell College, Hamilton). Paisley, of course, has its own Scottish Premier League side in Saint Mirren, their victory in the 1987 Scottish Cup final against Dundee United was met with the sort of celebration that afforded publican’s early retirement.

Accountant

Campbell & Co
John M Taylor & Co
R & J Associates

Attraction

Coats Observatory
Paisley Abbey
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Sma' Shot Cottages

Budget

Lomond Airport Hotel *book online*
Premier Inn Glasgow (Paisley) *book online*
Premier Inn Glasgow Airport *book online*
Travelodge Glasgow Airport *book online*

Cinema

Showcase Cinemas Paisley

Club

Club 30

Council

Renfrewshire Council

Dentist

Dental Practice
Dental Surgery
Neilson Road Dental Group

Doctor

Abbey Medical Centre
Charleston Surgery
The Health Centre

The Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Ross & Liddell
Walker Laird Solicitors & Estate Agents

Farmers Market

Paisley Farmers Market

Golf Club

Barshaw
Paisley
Ralston

Health and Fitness Club

Harpers at Linwood
Harpers Fitness Club

Inn

Abbey Inn

Performing Arts

Paisley Philharmonic Choir

Pub and Bar

Buddies Vitners
Caledonia Bar
Clachan Bar
Cottage Arms
Crown Bar
Inshot
Millhouse Bar
Sportsers

Tile Bar
Watsons Cafe Bar
Wig & Pen

Restaurant

Corfu Palace
La Dolce Vita
La Tratorria Toscana
Mirage (The)
Raeburn's
Raja Tandoori
Ruby
Sportsers
Traders (Glasgow Airport)
Watsons Cafe Bar

School

Castlehead High School
Ferguslie Primary School
Gleniffer High School
Langcraigs Primary School
Mary Russell School

Solicitor

Bilkus & Boyle
Hunter & Robertson

Mccusker Cochrane & Gunn
Ross Partnership

Taxi

Paisley Cabs

Vet

Abbey Veterinary Group

Sports Clubs

Ferguslie CC (Cricket)
St. Mirren Football Club (Football)

Shops

Sunflowers
Boots
Early Learning Centre
Pets Paraphernalia
Neon Gecko
Barshaw Pharmacy
Steven Rowe Opticians
Evans
Townmount
Alastair Steel
Rainbow Turtle
Carphone Warehouse
T K Maxx
Casper & Co

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Activities

Powerleague Paisley(Football)

Places to Stay near Paisley

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Travelodge Glasgow Airport (0.14 miles)

Travelodge Glasgow Airport
Located off Junction 28 on the M8 half a mile from Glasgow Airport, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the cultural city of Glasgow and the surrounding countryside. Spacious ... More | visit website
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Ashtree House Hotel (0.22 miles)

Ashtree House Hotel
Ashtree House Hotel is set in an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Paisley’s heritage and entertainment district. Occupying a splendid Listed Regency Georgian Town House with its own private courtyard and walled garden. ... More | visit website
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Watermill Hotel (0.29 miles)

Watermill Hotel

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Situated in the Heart of Historic Paisley, built on a the site of a 17th century flour mill and reatining the original mill facade, whilst offering modern levels of comfort. ... More

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Lomond Airport Hotel (0.40 miles)

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Welcome to the Lomond Airport Hotel, part of the reputable Lomond Hotels Group. We offer a modest and informal setting which will comfortably cater for your stay. Within close proximity ... More

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Premier Inn Glasgow Airport (1.12 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow Airport
An ideal airport location, this Premier Inn is just 0.25 miles from Glasgow airport. Braehead shopping centre is a local attraction near to this Premier Inn. Glasgow city centre is only 12 miles away. Our Glasgow ... More | visit website
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Abbey Inn (1.27 miles)

Abbey Inn

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The Abbey Inn is a small hotel on the outskirts of the town centre of Paisley. It is ideally situated off the M8 & M77 15 minutes drive from Glasgow ... More

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Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport (1.28 miles)

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport makes for an inviting home-from-home within the complex of Glasgow International Airport. You can catch the bus 24 hours a day from the airport to Glasgow city centre, 10 minutes away. ... More | visit website

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Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club (1.52 miles)

Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club

This commended 145-bedroom full service hotel is ideally located for the West of Scotland, only 5 minutes from Glasgow International Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre, Xscape Leisure Park and 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre. Facilities ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Glasgow (Paisley) (1.99 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow (Paisley)
Situated on Phoenix Retail Park with a cinema and shops just a short walk from the hotel. Local attractions include Loch Lomond, Paisley museum and art gallery, Xscape and Braehead shopping centre. For shops and ... More | visit website
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Gleniffer House (2.72 miles)

Gleniffer House
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Built in the early 1800's, Gleniffer House is a small friendly guest house with the emphasis on guest comfort. Situated in a garden filled with songs ... More

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