Spring has sprung in Scotland, with summer soon to follow, and that means more time tobe outdoors with loved ones and friends. If you are looking for entertainment in and around Paisley that involves scenic drives and fresh air, then there are some places you can visit that will give you an opportunity to explore the rich history of your surroundings. 

Whether you prefer walking from place to place or driving, here are some things you can do on a one-day trip from Paisley, with no need for a guide. 

Start at the Kelvingrove Museum

The Kelvingrove Museum first welcomed visitors in 1901 and features an outstanding collection of artwork and artifacts in its 22 spacious galleries. Music lovers can look forward to a beautiful organ recital every day at 1 pm, apart from Sundays when it starts at 3. Entrance is free, and you can see the most breathtaking creations of art from masters like Rembrandt and Monet, as well as significant pieces of our human history. 

Dance With Lady Luck

You can also explore other sides of Paisley’s surroundings, such as land-based casinos. There is one based in Paisley called The Admiral, but a short trip will also get you to others in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Troon, and Aberdeen. There are also poker options for those who prefer slower-paced and strategic card games.

You may, however, not want to venture out to a casino, but would rather do it in the comfort and convenience of your own home. Luckily, there is a different but no less fun experience that can be had by playing at an online casino, where you could be privy to some top casino bonuses and offers. These casino games have progressed so much that the graphics and sounds make for an immersive experience as if you were really in a brick-and-mortar casino.

University of Glasgow

You can then make your way to the University of Glasgow. Its buildings and famous cloisters have been open to the public since its founding in 1451. The campus boasts that it is not only the second-oldest university in Scotland, but no other higher learning institution has as many places on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s Harry Potter meets Gregorian monks.

Discover the university’s rich history of innovation and excellence while following in the footsteps of world-famous thinkers like economist Adam Smith and television pioneer John Logie Baird on this walking tour.

…And A Few More If You Have Time

Clydeside Distillery is a great place to visit, learn about whisky production, and try some delicious drams. There’s also a great cafe to visit and easy access to Glasgow Cathedral via car. 

On the Scottish mainland, you can visit some truly magnificent buildings from the 1100s and a fully intact medieval cathedral. You can also go to “The Necropolis” across the street. Over fifty thousand people were buried in this enormous cemetery in Victorian Glasgow. Art aficionados can marvel at The Burrell Collection, which is home to more than 8,000 works by artists from around the world, and is just a short drive away.