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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

The Four Seasons & The Lark Ascending by Candlelight

6th September 2024

London Concertante brings Vivaldi's masterpiece, Four Seasons, to life in a wonderful concert featuring gems of baroque music at Paisley Abbey on Friday 6th September!

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SCO 24/25: Mozart & Beethoven

12th September 2024

Join the SCO for a programme of discoveries, showing Wagner's tender side, Mozart discovering wind instruments... and the radical young Beethoven.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Summer Tour 2024: Mozart & Beethoven

12th September 2024

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra summer tour is coming to Paisley. Enjoy a programme of Wagner, Mozart and Beethoven at Paisley Abbey on Thursday 12th September!

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Viennese Christmas Spectacular by Candlelight

5th December 2024

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

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Christmas At The Movies By Candlelight

15th December 2024

Join London Concertante at Paisley Abbey and embark on a jolly journey through the heart-warming and hilarious worlds of beloved Christmas films!

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Paisley Thread Mill Museum

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

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Weavers Cottage

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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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Paisley Museum

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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!

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Sma Shot Cottages

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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.

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