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Paisley Abbey

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Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
+44 141 889 7654
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Mrs Marcella Lawther

Love the place, beautiful design lots of history xx outside and inside, love taking friends there... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marcella L
via mobile
Beautiful abbey but unappreciated by its congregation

This is a beautiful church, but don't go to a service, The local congregation treat it as a local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nigel W
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Cape Town, South Africa
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  • Average1%
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Abbey Close, Paisley PA1 1JG, Scotland
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+44 141 889 7654
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"steeped in history"
in 19 reviews
"stained glass"
in 13 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 34 reviews
"king robert"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 24 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"buried here"
in 5 reviews
"guided tour"
in 11 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 4 reviews
"white cart"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"amazing history"
in 5 reviews
"volunteer guides"
in 6 reviews
"scones"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"tea room"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the place, beautiful design lots of history xx outside and inside, love taking friends there, place to be really proud off

Thank Marcella L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church, but don't go to a service, The local congregation treat it as a local coffee shop and chat loudly to each other before, during and after the service, with no sense of spirituality. The communion host was a slice of...More

Thank Nigel W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The abbey has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, but what is most remarkable is the history of the abbey. Margery Bruce daughter of Robert is interned there as are generations of Stewarts. There are excellent displays with the lineages of the current royal...More

Thank Bruce R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a must visit, if you have never been. The Abbey is an incredible place. I have been going to this church for 20 odd years with my family. Our favourite time of year to visit, is christmas, because the services are always incredibly thought...More

Thank adrianchambers63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit..fantastic stained glass windows..a real piece of history..a must place to visit if in area..got some nice wee gifts..little cafe.

Thank bigbarryEssex
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting History of Paisley and Scotland I was not previously aware of. Helpful Guides. Great wee Gift Shop and Cafe. Even the Victorian restoration is high quality.

Thank Island-hen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paisley abbey is a beautiful building. The stained glass windows are lovely and the light in the cloisters is amazing. On certain days there is a café open, run by volunteers I think. I visited as a child many years ago and it was possible...More

Thank whitefamily2
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Really cool Abbey to visit. We came during a bake sale on Saturday and scored some amazing Scones. The stained glass and ornamentation of the abbey is amazing as well as the massive pipe organ. See if you can spot the Alien gargoyle outside?

Thank jusfulton
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see inside as it was closed when we swung by, but it was gorgeous from the outside!

Thank CheyNR
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

I stay in paisley over 30years and sad say I only visited inside the Abbey this year it’s definitely worth a visit I went on there open day they do it every so often magnificently built building very intriguing how they manage build it all...More

Thank Alan C
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