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Paisley Abbey, Paisley, Glasgow

Paisley Abbey
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Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 as a Monastery of the Cluniac Order. The founder of the Abbey, Walter Fitzalan, was the first hereditary High Steward of Scotland and a forebear of the Royal House of Stewart.

Varying styles of architecture from the 12th to 15th centuries are featured in the nave, while the stone-vaulted ceiling of the Choir, with its sculptured bosses, is a magnificent example of early 20th century restoration. The work of restoration continues and the finely carved gargoyles on the south wall of the nave bear witness to the high standard of craftmanship available today.

There is a long tradition of music in the Abbey. The choir is one of Scotland's finest and the Abbey is the venue for many concerts and other special celebrations.


Nearest UK Airport: Glasgow
Months Open: Mon - Sat 10 - 3.30 & Sunday services
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Car Parking: Yes - Nearby
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Admission Price: Free
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café

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