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Paisley is a great base from which to explore  not only Paisley and Renfrewshire but also the rest of Scotland.

With the centre of Paisley only minutes away from Glasgow International Airport and with numerous hotels in and around Paisley it makes perfect sense to have Paisley as the ideal base for trips further afield to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and the Highlands to take in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and savour the history of the country.

The guide below is just a small selection of what Scotland has to offer.

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Culzean Castle & Country Park: Maybole, Ayrshire. KA19 8LE

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There’s something for everyone at Culzean Castle & Country Park. From a tour of the Castle to the Adventure Playground or a stroll in the extensive countryside walks, the day is not long enough to enjoy all that Culzean has to offer.

Run by the National Trust for Scotland. More information is available at www.culzeanexperience.org

Falkirk Wheel: Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk. FK1 4RS

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The Falkirk Wheel was a unique method of connecting two Canals, the Forth & Clyde Canal and the Union Canal, as part of the Millenium Project.. Previously these two Canals had been connected by  a series of 11 locks over a 1.5km stretch which had been dismantled in the 1930’s.

Visitors can enjoy a boat ride on the wheel and along a stretch of the Canal before returning back to the visitor centre.

For further information click here.

M& D’s: Hamilton Road, Motherwell. ML1 3RT

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Theme Park next to Strathclyde Country Park. It has rides for all ages as well as Amusements, Ten-Pin Bowling and an 18 Hole Adventure Golf.

There are plenty of Eateries and Bars  and a nearby Hotel. Further information at www.scotlandsthemepark.com

Blair Drummond Safari Park:Blair Drummond,Stirling, FK9 4UR

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Fabulous day out for all the family. As well as the wild animals there is also an adventure playground, funfair rides, boating pond, zip-wire ride, sea-lion show and penguin feeding  as well as picnic areas and restaurants. Further information and opening times at www.blairdrummond.com

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Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

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Only 30 minutes from Paisley, Loch Lomond is the largest freshwater Loch in Scotland.

There are regular boat trips on the water and many Hotels and restaurants around the Loch.

Further information is available at www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

Glasgow Science Centre: 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow. G51 1EA

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Glasgow Science Centre is home to hundreds of interactive science exhibits for a fun filled day out for kids of all ages.

It also houses Scotland’s only Imax Cinema.

Further information at www.glasgowsciencecentre.org

Kelburn Country Park: Fairlie, Ayrshire . KA29 0BE

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Kelburn Country Park just outside Largs is fun for all the family. There is Pony Trekking, Bird Shows and a fantastic secret garden to explore.

For a small additional charge you can take a conducted tour of the Castle and  Learn all about the Boyle family.

Click here for further information.

Largs: Ayrshire

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Largs is a well known day trip and holiday destination in the West of Scotland. Famous for it’s Nardini’s Restaurant and Vikingar Festival. It has a long promenade, perfect for long walks in the evening, and numerous pubs for that vital refreshment.

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