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Population: 5200
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Sandwiched between its larger Renfrewshire neighbours, Johnstone and Paisley, Elderslie is a small town whose most famous son grew up to be the 13th Century scourge of the English during the First Wars of Scot-tish Independence. There is still some debate as to William Wallace’s birthplace but Elderslie’s residents will hear none of it; Wallace, the country’s most iconic hero, is theirs. Declaring him in stone, the town erected their own Wallace monument in 1912, close to where Wallace once resided as a child. Wallace was educated at the nearby Pais-ley Abbey, after which his exploits at Stirling and beyond became the stuff of legend. Elderslie is an old settlement, really old – it’s roots grew in the Neolithic period, and throughout the Indus-trial Revolution it grew with an economy centred around coal mining, whisky, and paper. Its canal provided it with an arterial route to Glasgow, and was only drained after the railway linking Glasgow and Ayr passed through the town. As Elderslie modernised, one industry became dominant; the carpet industry. Elderslie may now exist principally as a commuter town, Glasgow and Paisley are within a short drive, but when Stod-dart’s Carpets were enjoying their heyday, their floral shag-piles carpeted the Titanic, Concorde, and West-minster Abbey.


The Surgery

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Elderslie Inn
Ring Of Bells
Wallace Tavern


Canton Restaurant


Wallace Primary School


Elderslie Pharmacy

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Gleniffer House (0.88 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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Premier Inn Glasgow (Paisley) (1.08 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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Ashtree House Hotel (1.64 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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Travelodge Glasgow Airport (1.86 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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Lynnhurst Hotel (1.87 miles)

Lynnhurst Hotel

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Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, The Lynnhurst Hotel combines traditional grace with modern efficiency making it Renfrewshire's new aspirational venue.Situated in a prestigious residential area the hotel enjoys a ... More

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Watermill Hotel (1.88 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 (2.05 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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Abbey Inn (2.41 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 (2.46 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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Premier Inn Glasgow Airport (2.51 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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