Paisley Abbey

From its foundation in 1163 to the present day – worship in Paisley Abbey has been offered to God and hospitality extended to all pilgrims and visitors.

Paisley Abbey

About Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG
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Founded in 1163 as a Cluniac Monastery, Paisley Abbey retains its medieval nave with transepts and choir restored in 19th and 20th Centuries. It has Royal Tombs, fine woodcarving and beautiful 19th and 20th century Stained Glass Windows.

Visitors can also view the sacristy exhibition and visit the abbey gift and coffee shop.

Upcoming Events at Paisley Abbey

London Concertante: Viennese Christmas Spectacular

3rd December 2023

Celebrate the festive period with a programme of Christmas and classical favourites performed by the highly acclaimed London Concertante at Paisley Abbey!


Renfrewshire Schools’ Christmas Evenings of Music

5th December 2023 - 6th December 2023

With Christmas just around the corner, why not come along to Paisley Abbey for the Renfrewshire Schools' Christmas Evenings of Music!


ACCORD Hospice Carol Service

14th December 2023

Join ACCORD Hospice for their 33rd Annual Christmas Celebration of Readings & Carols at Paisley Abbey on Thursday 14th December!


Rainbow Valley Christmas Concert

16th December 2023

Get in the Christmas spirit by joining Rainbow Valley on 16th December for an evening of festive fun at their Christmas Concert in Paisley Abbey!


Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah with Orchestra

4th February 2024

Don't miss the chance to come and sing Handel's Messiah in the iconic Paisley Abbey under the direction of the Abbey's musical director, Dr George McPhee on Sunday 4th February!


More History and Culture in Renfrewshire

Sma Shot Cottages

2 Sma' Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG

The Sma Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history.


Paisley Museum

Paisley Museum High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA

Paisley Museum is a 4 star visitor attraction located in the heart of Paisley. It houses a wealth of treasures, from Egyptian artefacts to reminders of our industrial past and our natural heritage!


Paisley Thread Mill Museum

Mill End Mill Seedhill Road, Paisley PA1 1JS

The Paisley Thread Mill Museum in Mile End Mill is dedicated to Renfrewshire and Paisley's thread mill heritage.


Weavers Cottage

Weaver's Cottage The Cross, Kilbarchan PA10 2JG

Step into Weaver's Cottage and be transported back to the days when Kilbarchan was at the heart of the thriving Scottish textile industry!

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Popular Events

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The Bungalow are hosting a MOD All Dayer on Saturday 3rd February featuring live music from The Players, Bits & Pieces, The M65's, The Substitutes and SHOUT!
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Comedy superstar John Bishop is getting Back At It – doing what he does best - with a new UK stand-up tour for 2024 and brings it to Paisley Town Hall on Wednesday 18th September!
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Whether you're an adventurous thrill-seeker or prefer a more relaxed experience, a family with kids or young at heart, Paisley's Festive Funfair has you covered!
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Renfrewshire Model Railway Club will be staging their annual exhibition at The Art Department at The Paisley Centre, for a second year on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December!
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