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Paisley Abbey

Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
+44 141 889 7654
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Neat Place to Visit

Really cool Abbey to visit. We came during a bake sale on Saturday and scored some amazing Scones... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jusfulton
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Beautiful from the outside!

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see inside as it was closed when we swung by, but it was... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
CheyNR
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Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
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+44 141 889 7654
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"steeped in history"
in 19 reviews
"stained glass"
in 13 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 33 reviews
"king robert"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 23 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"buried here"
in 5 reviews
"guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 4 reviews
"white cart"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 6 reviews
"scones"
in 6 reviews
"amazing history"
in 4 reviews
"tea room"
in 8 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really cool Abbey to visit. We came during a bake sale on Saturday and scored some amazing Scones. The stained glass and ornamentation of the abbey is amazing as well as the massive pipe organ. See if you can spot the Alien gargoyle outside?

Thank jusfulton
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see inside as it was closed when we swung by, but it was gorgeous from the outside!

Thank CheyNR
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I stay in paisley over 30years and sad say I only visited inside the Abbey this year it’s definitely worth a visit I went on there open day they do it every so often magnificently built building very intriguing how they manage build it all...More

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice, but only once I managed to visit it inside, since it closes quite soon - 3:30 pm. Inside the staff was very welcoming and they gave us a paper guide in Italian. Unfortunately we didn’t have so much time to...More

2  Thank Andrea C
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a beautiful building whose place is etched into Scotland's history. Wonderful stained glass windows and wooden carvings at the choir stalls (look out for the intricately carved animals at the end of each). The team of volunteers are always on hand to answer...More

Thank Kate Y
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit , in town centre. Beautiful stained glass and sometimes able to go up on top of building to see lovely views around the town. Gift shop on site. Great architecture and ornamental gargoyles on outside of building.

Thank moster69
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning building. Steeped in history and surrounded by other historical places. Amazing stained glass and the artefacts inside tell the story of a rich history Recommend a visit to this great building if you are in Paisley!

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This outstanding example of a gothic building is Paisley Abbey, formerly a Cluniac Monastery and now a Scottish Church. This grand old building dates from the 12th century by the first High Steward of Scotland, Walter FitzAlan. There's some amazing stained glass windows throughout the...More

Thank macedonboy
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The Abbey is a beautiful building, full of historical information. We travel to go to their Christmas Carol Service each year. The choristers do the tale of Christmas with carols and readings. It is a joy to sit and listen. The congregation also get to...More

Thank Christine D
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Paisley Abbey is an incredible attraction that is not only an iconic monument to the culture and past times of paisley, but is also free! Loved it. ⛪ Ps. See if you can spot the alien gargoyle

Thank WeeKeev
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