Paisley is a city in Scotland. The city is located on the river White Cart, a tributary of the river Clyde. It is the county seat of Renfrew County. Population 74170 people (1991). Industrial Conurbation Clydeside. The city has a textile industry (cotton, thread, etc.), mechanical engineering (including textile and food industrial equipment), food processing, chemical and woodworking industries.

 

Despite the small population, Paisley is famous for its attractions, both within the city and beyond, which will be difficult to see in a couple of days, moving only by public transport. We advise you to use the car rental service to see as many sights and visit as many places as possible. You can find rental services in the small town of Paisley just of the level of top-notch Dubai, for example. There, in Dubai, you can use long term car lease Dubai. And it seems like in Paisley you can too.

 

Why is it convenient to rent a car for a long time? Because a long-term rental will cost you less than an everyday rental for a day or two. You can also rent a car that is convenient for you and be sure that tomorrow no one will rent it instead of you. A rented car is good because it will help you save time on a trip between interesting places.

 

Below we present the top attractions to see in Paisley.

 

1   Public buildings

Nothing says more about the city than its architecture.

  • The city hall and the central library, built in the second half of the 19th century in the neoclassical style.
  • The former county buildings of Renfrewshire, the police station and the jail at Earl’s Square were demolished, and then the county council met in the new neoclassical building that now houses the Paisley Sheriff’s Court.
  • Renfrewshire House, the modern headquarters of Renfrewshire Council, was built as the Paisley Civic Center.
  • Thomas Memorial Baptist Church, named after industrialist Thomas Coates, was built in 1894 and its 60-meter spire dominates the city’s landscape.
  • The Cathedral of St Mirin is the seat of the Catholic Bishop of Paisley.

 

2   Museums

What is the best way to get to know the city? Ask around locals and, of course, go to museums.

  • Paisley Museum & Art Gallery – the museum tells about the past of brave and radical people who united around the interest in science and history.
  • Sma’ Shot Cottages – part of the city’s cultural heritage has been preserved in the cottage. The museum provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the houses of weavers and the history of the paisley pattern.
  • Coats Observatory – this observatory is the oldest in Scotland. Unfortunately, the observatory is now closed for a 4 year £42 million renovation.
  • Paisley Thread Mill Museum – the museum presents the weaving heritage of the city.
  • Paisley People’s Archive – this archive is the heritage of the city, it contains and digitizes all significant interviews and events of the city.

 

3   Parks

What is the best way to get to know the city? Ask around locals and, of course, go to museums.

  • Paisley Museum & Art Gallery – the museum tells about the past of brave and radical people who united around the interest in science and history.
  • Sma’ Shot Cottages – part of the city’s cultural heritage has been preserved in the cottage. The museum provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the houses of weavers and the history of the paisley pattern.
  • Coats Observatory – this observatory is the oldest in Scotland. Unfortunately, the observatory is now closed for a 4 year £42 million renovation.
  • Paisley Thread Mill Museum – the museum presents the weaving heritage of the city.
  • Paisley People’s Archive – this archive is the heritage of the city, it contains and digitizes all significant interviews and events of the city.

 

4   Parks

To take a break from museums and sights and just see how people live, just walk through the city parks.

  • Barshaw Park
  • Fontaine Gardens
  • Gleniffer Braes Country Parks
  • Robertson Park
  • Dams to Darnley Country Park

 

  1. Entertainment

 

And if you want activities, then here is a list of places you can go in the city to have fun and have a good time. Surfers will have to choose another city. The alternative is skiing.

 

  • Snow factor – year-round ski center with real snow (Glasgow).
  • Lagoon Leisure Center – center with swimming pools, gym, fitness classes, and various sporting events.
  • Barshaw Golf Club – golf courts where you can play golf, and for beginners there are special courses.
  • Paradise Island Adventure Golf Glasgow – golf under the roof for children and adults (Glasgow).
  • Climbzone – indoor amusement park. The perfect playground for all ages and thrill seekers.

 

 

The city has a rich history, developed industry and attracts tourists with a variety of attractions. Despite its small size, relative to megacities, this city will definitely not let you get bored.