Paisley Abbey Glasgow

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Paisley Abbey – Ancient Scottish cathedral

Located on the east bank of the White Cart Water in Paisley town centre, The Abbey was built during the 12th century but it is believed that a religious site was established here as far back as the 7th century by Saint Mirin.

I’ve been coming to Paisley for years and Paisley Abbey is a lovely, ancient building to walk around. I enjoy walking around the Abbey and the grounds as there is always something new I notice. It is fully run by volunteers and relies heavily on donations. So, please, if you are able to I’m sure the volunteers would appreciate any form of donation. There is a gift shop and a little cafe in the building which is a nice spot to take in all the history.

The Abbey was also home to locally born lad William Wallace for a time, as the monks of Paisley Abbey taught him here.

To get to Paisley Abbey, take the train from Glasgow Central to Paisley. The Abbey is a 5-minute walk from Paisley’s Gilmour Street Station.

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Details about this spot



575 Cotton St, Glasgow

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 10:00 - 15:30




Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)