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Paisley Abbey

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Address: Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
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+44 141 889 7654
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A beautiful sanctuary

Such a peaceful space. You are always made very welcome, regardless of your religion. Interesting shop and delicious coffee/cake on Saturday mornings, although the coffee shop is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CarolineW1
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a peaceful space. You are always made very welcome, regardless of your religion. Interesting shop and delicious coffee/cake on Saturday mornings, although the coffee shop is open every day. Children love finding the wee wooden mouse carved on the choristers pews.

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Thank CarolineW1
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunningly beautiful build that deserves a look. Look for the alien among the gargoyles. Im saying no more

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Thank Lynne S
Paisley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Paisley Abbey is a fantastic place, it's got all the history of old kings, old story's and how it got to were it is today. So next time you're in Paisley take a tour of Paisley Abbey and all the history that Paisley has to offer

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Thank tinywalkabout
Aberdeen
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is truly a beautiful and special building. The tour guide was extremely enthusiastic and informative about the history of the place. Every corner of this building is enrinched with ornate, historic beauty. It feels very sacred.

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Thank gingerfoodie
Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Every time I am back in Paisley I take a nostalgic trip to the Abbey. Worth a visit if you are taking a trip through Paisley. Abbey has plenty of information throughout and if you take some time to look there is a great deal of history in the old building. Tea Room available for a light snack and a... More 

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Thank 13Derek13
Paisley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The leaflet you get when you arrive is very informative or you can have a guided tour by a volunteer! I chose the leaflet and made my way round leisurely.

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Thank Cathy M
Glasgow
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had not realised the significance of this building in the history of Scotland and found all the information provided made my visit much more meaningful. The building itself is outstanding and has the impact of more famous buildings at home and abroad. The cloisters are very atmospheric and there is a well stocked gift shop. Well worth a visit

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Scotland
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went to a concert before Christmas. Amazing sound and setting. To sit in such an historically important building listening to the wonderful sound the building enhances was a delight.

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Thank magteach
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Anyone who has not been in Paisley Abbey has to go along for a visit. Beautiful building, lots of historical information. Afterwards visited the shop which was jam packed with lovely gifts! Great little cafe rounded off our visit. Lovely staff and great home baking!! Would definitely recommend a visit!!

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Thank bateson46
Kissimmee
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

You must visit the Abbey, I have attended my nephew,s wedding in this Abbey, it's full of history and you will have to. Go some distance to see the likes again, dont miss out if you visit Paisley

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