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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

A Night At The Opera By Candlelight

5th May 2024

Presented by Candlelight with some of the country's greatest opera singers in the stunning setting of Paisley Abbey, this truly is an evening not to be missed!

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J.S. Bach - B Minor Mass

25th May 2024

Paisley Abbey Choir is joined by a lineup of stellar soloists and an orchestra made up of leading Baroque musicians from across the United Kingdom to perform J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass!

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Bond by Candlelight

16th June 2024

Step into an evening of candlelit excitement with London Concertante, with some of the best-loved themes from James Bond performed by their fabulous ensemble at Paisley Abbey!

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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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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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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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Popular Events

Tea And Treatments
Enjoy a bit of pampering and self care using complementary therapies at Tea And Treatments a community event being held at Elderslie Scout Hall on Thursday 23rd May!
Paisley Food & Drink Festival
Get ready to tickle your taste buds at one of the biggest outdoor food and drink festivals around when the Paisley Food and Drink Festival returns on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April!
Kilmacolm & Port Glasgow Show
The annual Kilmacolm & Port Glasgow Agricultural Show is being held at the Knapps, Kilmacolm on Saturday 11th May!
Live & Laughing - Liam Farrelly & co.
Don't miss Paisley's own Liam Farrelly alongside Ryan Cullen, Rosco McClelland and host Graham Mackie for a night of live stand-up comedy in support of the Beatson Cancer Charity!
Lochwinnoch Arts Festival: James Grant
James Grant is one of the most renowned and respected performers Scotland has ever produced, don't miss him live at the McKillop Institute as he returns for a second time to Lochwinnoch Arts Festival!

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