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Paisley Abbey

Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
+44 141 889 7654
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Magnificently preserved medieval architecture with sense of humor!

The abbey was lovingly restored in the 1990s and now features fantastically expressive gargoyles... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Silverado, California
Beautiful and peaceful

Stunning Abbey steeped in history.The architecture and stained glass windows are awesome.It also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jules E
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
+44 141 889 7654
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Reviewed yesterday

The abbey was lovingly restored in the 1990s and now features fantastically expressive gargoyles that were carved by a talented stonemason and/or team of stonemasons from Edinburgh. Look for the science fiction creature made famous in 1979. The abbey stands tall and proud. It is...More

Thank NaturalistJoel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning Abbey steeped in history.The architecture and stained glass windows are awesome.It also has a lovely little gift and coffee shop.

Thank Jules E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historic architecture, knowledgeable guide helps you understand the early story of Royal Scots. Well preserved, beautiful stunning, always the Paisley favorite, free entry, paid park nearby except Sundays

Thank sandy5337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful building with a side room displaying history of Abbey and its occupants. Helpful staff on hand to offer further information. Little café and toilets off the cloisters with the ubiquitous shop.

Thank Margot M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the guide may tell you, Paisley Abbey is in Paisley, and they look on Glasgow as their suburb! A delightful abbey, we were unable to tour most of it due to 3 graduations going on that day, but we were fortunate enough to find...More

Thank skyranger243
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took friends from Newcastle to the Abbey. They loved it. Found it fascinating and enjoyed reading up on the history.

Thank Katrina N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent view from the tower over Paisley. Lots of things to see, interesting tour, with knowledgeable guide. Lots of history to learn about the abbey and Scotland

Thank cozzy134
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey is absolutely beautiful, such a peaceful tranquil atmosphere. Loved the exhibition on what a monks life and day was like. Beautiful stained class windows and altar. Well stocked shop and nice coffee shop. Very friendly staff to help visitors young and old.

Thank EssexHelenM
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I could have spent more time here and enjoyed the history, the architecture and a bonus - there was a choir practicing and this was superb.

Thank Kelcardon
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit, the architecture is fabulous, look out for the tomb of Marjory Bruce on the high alter, also the cloisters are gorgeous for taking photographs, lots of history about the monks who were here and the carving bag on the pulpit is...More

Thank Andrea E
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