An architectural heritage to be proud of

Take a walk around Paisley town centre and you'll soon appreciate the stunning architectural legacy the town has been blessed with. 

Standing proudly at the heart of the town since 1176 is Paisley Abbey. It was where William Wallace was educated, Robert I of Scotland (the first of the Stewart monarchs) was born, and where many members of Scotland’s former royal families are buried.

Restored in the twentieth century it remains a working church today – and one of the finest in Scotland. It even hosts concerts as part of the town’s annual Spree festival.

When the mills grew to dominate Paisley's landscape in the 19th century, the owners didn't just build an industry, they built the Paisley we know now.

The magnificent Victorian-era Paisley Town Hall was part-funded by £20,000 left in the will of George A Clark of the Clark thread-making family. It opened in 1882 and remains at the heart of the town's civic and cultural life today.