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There is much to see and do in Paisley, both for the visitor and for those who have lived here for many years. Below is just a small selection of them!






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Lagoon Leisure Centre : Mill Street ,Paisley.   Telephone 0141 889 4000

The Lagoon Centre boasts an indoor swimming pool with wave machine and waterslide and a Fitness Centre.

For further information and opening times for the Lagoon Telephone 0141 889 4000 or go to


Paisley Thread Mill Museum : Mile End Mill, Seedhill Road, Paisley.  

The museum based in the Mile End Mill in the Seedhill area and has a extensive collection of mill artefacts. Staff are very friendly and informative. Don’t miss the video of many of the buildings lost to Paisley by short-sighted planning. Open Wednesday’s and Saturday’s 12 noon till 4pm, April to September.Find out more at

Mile End Mill

Sma’ Shot Cottages : Shuttle Street, Paisley.  

Owned and run by the Old Paisley Society, the complex of cottages gives a flavour of the town in past times. Staff are friendly and eager to pass on their extensive knowledge of the cottages and Paisley history in general. There is also a tearoom which arguably serves the best scones in Scotland. Open April to end of September, Wednesday and Saturday’s 12pm - 4pm. See


Paisley Arts Centre : New Street, Paisley.   Telephone 0141 887 1010

The Arts Centre on the site of the old Laigh Church, in New Street, has events throughout the year, including music, drama & pantomine. There is also a popular Bar, Haunts, & Cafe. For details of coming attractions. Tickets for the Christmas Panto, Sleeping Beauty, are on sale now. Telephone 0141 887 1010 or book online at

Art Centre

Paisley Abbey : Abbey Close, Paisley.  

Paisley Abbey in the very heart of the town boosts stunning views from the roof of the tower and inside there is a magnificant collection of stained glass windows. It is open to the public Monday to Saturday and also has a shop and cafeteria. Check out some more photos of the Abbey at Paisley Piccies.

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Thomas Coats Memorial Church : High Street, Paisley.  

Coats Memorial Church is perhaps the most imposing of Paisley's buildings. It stands to the west of the Museum and across from the main University building. It also houses a lecture theatre for the University.Open to the public on Friday afternoon from April to September.

 For further information see the website here.

Thomas Coats Memorial Church

Coats  Observatory : 49 Oakshaw West Street, Paisley. PA1 2DE.  Telephone 0141 889 2013

The Coats Observatory holds  public viewing sessions of the telescope every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.30pm  to 9.30pm from the end of October to the end of March.        Last admission is at 9pm. Admission is free and there is no need to book. The Observatory is also open from 10am to 4.30pm each day with access through the museum on the High Street.

Coats Observatory

Museum & Art Galleries : High Street, Paisley.   Telephone 0141 889 3151

The Museum & Art Gallery on Paisley's High Street features a display of Paisley shawls famed throughout the world for their fine detail and craftmanship.New exhibitions are added at various times throughout the year.

Museum & Art Gallery

St Mirren Football Club : Greenhill Road, Paisley.  

The Saints won the Scottish Communities League Cup in season 2012/13 for the first time in their history and the first major trophy for 26 years. Nip down to their ground at Greenhill Road to see them play.  For more information  go to their website at

St Mirren Park

Showcase Cinema Complex : Phoenix Retail Park, Paisley.  

Situated at the Pheonix, Linwood, on the outskirts of Paisley and easily accessible by bus or car, this multi-screen cinema complex features all the latest movies. For details of the latest films telephone 0141 887 0150 or to make an advance booking telephone 0871 220 1000. Check out the current movies online at

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