|[Anchor Mill, Paisley]|
Paisley's a funny old place. With its history as a religious centre stretching back to the founding of Paisley Abbey in 1163, the industrial revolution of the late 18th century propelled the town to new heights as a prosperous weaving settlement and purveyor of the famous Paisley Pattern. Good times weren't to last: today it's still (probably) Scotland's largest town but the local economy appears to have seen better days, though a lot of grand buildings provide clues to its former status. There are still several worthwhile attractions dotted around, and it's just a matter of knowing where to go. The museum at the west end of the High Street is the best place to start; after that, your options may be dictated by the day of the week you happen to be visiting on.
|[High Street (July 2016)]|
Name: Paisley ★★☆☆☆
Location (High Street): G.R.: NS 484640 / brings impact jolly
Anything else? On weekdays you'll need to head a little way out of town to find parking which doesn't have a charge.
|[Paisley Abbey (March 2016)]|
Within walking distance
>> see separate post for Paisley Abbey ★★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Paisley Museum ★★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Sma' Shot Cottages ★★☆☆☆
>> see separate post for Thomas Coats Memorial Church ★★★☆☆
|[Paisley Town Hall (May 2017)]|
>> see separate post for Stanely Castle ★☆☆☆☆ (2 miles away)
>> see Gleniffer Braes post for Craigielinn Waterfall ★★★★☆; Robertson Park ★★★☆☆ (3 miles away)
|[Stanely Castle (photo from a week earlier)]|