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This time of year all eyes are on Paisley and nearby cities for their natural beauty and festive holiday decorations. Watching Paisley come alive with beautiful Christmas lights as they gear up to begin their first Five Week Winterfest is like watching a greeting card come to life. Even if you do not celebrate the holidays, there is no escaping the natural beauty of the area.

As we all know, the holiday season will soon leave us for another year, but the lovely and somewhat mystical Paisley will remain beautiful and mystifying. The ancient castles, structures, and history of the area are fascinating. Paisley has carefully selected what industries would be allowed in their town to keep the historical feel and harmony of the town. Paisley is the 5th largest  Nearby Glasgow provides a good balance. Being just 30-minutes away via car and 10-minutes away via train, the towns provide everything citizens want.

Housing in Paisley

The wonderful thing about housing in Paisley is the unique opportunities available to rent. Former mills in the town have been transformed into luxury 1 or 2 bedroom apartments. If you want a larger period property, you will find it at Oakshaw Conservation near the center of town. This property actually covers the base of the original Paisley settlement. This property features large townhouses with 4-bedrooms and they have unique details to keep them in step with the area. These include details like stained glass windows and sweeping staircases. This is just the beginning of the wide range of housing styles available to you. Choose from modest flats, 3-story townhouses with sandstone terraces, and victorian villas.

Things to do

Paisley is built on history. Paisley is the 5th largest town in Scotland. There are so many structures, museums, and attractions that you will need several days to see them all. Click here for a complete list of things to do and places to see.

The Paisley Pattern Museum

This museum houses the finest collection of Paisley shawls in the world. Visitors get an up-close and personal view of how the cloth was made. Stop by the Loom Gallery to view contemporary art as well as an attached art gallery.

The Sma Shot Cottage

See a fully restored and furnished 18th-century weaver’s cottage. You can also tour houses of mill workers from 1840. You will learn how people really lived and how their work and ingenuity brought to life the town’s cloth industry.  This industry is what sustained the people of the era and to this day people are still drawn to the makings of their fame.

The Thomas Coats Observatory

The Thomas Coats Observatory was built in 1883. It houses a range of telescopes for stargazing all year round. This is the oldest public observatory in the country. They give free tours and telescope viewings. If the weather is cloudy you are welcome to see the digital planetarium.

Adult time

When people from Paisley want to have some casino fun, they can head over to Glasco. They have some traditional casinos that allow adults to play some slots, poker, Blackjack or any number of games. Glasco is only about 30 minutes away by car. But, that is not your only option to place a bet or play your favorite games.

 

Lottoland is an offshore casino, fully insured and licensed. While there are a number of online casinos, there are none like Lottoland. Go online with Lottoland and bet on the Irish Lottery results. Your lottery ticket looks and plays just like theirs. When your numbers hit, you win the exact same amount. The experience is completely the same. The way they do this is this. You are not betting on the lottery, you are betting on the results of the lottery. It is binding and legal.

The Irish lottery is not the only lottery you can play. Lottoland has more than 34 lotto-options and 50 scratch-offs that you can play anytime. You can also bet on sporting events, games, and races. You do this from your computer or your smartphone with their app.

Paisley is a wonderful place to visit. There are few places in the world with as much to offer as Paisley. Once you have experienced this historical town and met the people who live there, you will want to return. And when you do, you will always be welcomed.