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The Abbey has been at the heart of Paisley for centuries. It was built as a Benedictine monastery... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
MonsDenis
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Howwood, United Kingdom
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This abbey is just stunning. Situated in the heart of Paisley. Cafe on site. Beautiful just... read more

Reviewed December 22, 2017
Moysie50
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

The Abbey has been at the heart of Paisley for centuries. It was built as a Benedictine monastery of the Cluniac reform. At the Reformation it passed into the hands of the Church of Scotland. It sits at the centre of Paisley and is open...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This abbey is just stunning. Situated in the heart of Paisley. Cafe on site. Beautiful just beautiful

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 15, 2017

The abbey was lovingly restored in the 1990s and now features fantastically expressive gargoyles that were carved by a talented stonemason and/or team of stonemasons from Edinburgh. Look for the science fiction creature made famous in 1979. The abbey stands tall and proud. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Stunning Abbey steeped in history.The architecture and stained glass windows are awesome.It also has a lovely little gift and coffee shop.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Historic architecture, knowledgeable guide helps you understand the early story of Royal Scots. Well preserved, beautiful stunning, always the Paisley favorite, free entry, paid park nearby except Sundays

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Beautiful building with a side room displaying history of Abbey and its occupants. Helpful staff on hand to offer further information. Little café and toilets off the cloisters with the ubiquitous shop.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

As the guide may tell you, Paisley Abbey is in Paisley, and they look on Glasgow as their suburb! A delightful abbey, we were unable to tour most of it due to 3 graduations going on that day, but we were fortunate enough to find...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Took friends from Newcastle to the Abbey. They loved it. Found it fascinating and enjoyed reading up on the history.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Katrina N
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Excellent view from the tower over Paisley. Lots of things to see, interesting tour, with knowledgeable guide. Lots of history to learn about the abbey and Scotland

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

The Abbey is absolutely beautiful, such a peaceful tranquil atmosphere. Loved the exhibition on what a monks life and day was like. Beautiful stained class windows and altar. Well stocked shop and nice coffee shop. Very friendly staff to help visitors young and old.

Date of experience: October 2017
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