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Cathedral of the north

This was a must see building., not only does it look spectacular on the outside but is equally... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paisley, United Kingdom

Vast gothic building lit up at night. If you get a chance, view it from the University of the West... read more

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Known as The Baptist Cathedral of Europe, designed by Hippolyte j. Blanc, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church opened in 1894, it was built by the Coats family in memory of Thomas Coats who died in 1883. He was one of the founders of the world...more
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High Street, Paisley PA1 2BA, Scotland
+44 141 587 8992
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a must see building., not only does it look spectacular on the outside but is equally impressive on the inside. Unfortunately the building is now closed and no longer in use.

Thank jackojean
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vast gothic building lit up at night. If you get a chance, view it from the University of the West of Scotland building opposite.

Thank ILP-JP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

never went inside but from the outside it was lovely so much work went into this building and at night all lit up look great

Thank PaulP2895
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The congregation of this wonderful building cannot afford to keep it after 124 years. There is a plan to convert it into a multi function venue. If you see an appeal for funds please do all you can to support it. Many thanks.

1  Thank Allandot
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The Baptist cathedral of Europe is probably the most important landmark in Paisley. Great place, beautiful and impressive. And the Victorian toilet... :) Unfortunately Coats Memorial is open only three hour a week - on Friday, which is a shame.

Thank Mariusz M
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Coats memorial church is a stunning and impressive part of the Paisley skyline, a relic of the town’s Victorian heyday when it led the world in the production of cotton thread from which the two local magnate families, the Coats and the Clarke’s, made their...More

Thank MonsDenis
Reviewed February 2, 2018

When here for the College of West of Scotland University graduations. Could not believe how beautiful this Church is one of the best in paisley

Thank Scottishtaffy
Reviewed December 20, 2017

One of the most architectural stunning churches you could see, the view at night is stunning when it is lit up.Will be a sad miss when it closes.

Thank cozzy134
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Sadly the church is closing but they are having a 'last' Christmas Eve service (2017) and are expecting a lot of people along as it will be the final one.

1  Thank omalleylinda
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

Very big, couldn't get in on Sunday see the inside. Great facade! Couldn't return on a weekday, tho.

Thank Kathy M
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Annie P
July 29, 2018|
Response from Mariusz M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The church is open on Fridays from 2 pm to 4 pm. If you want to visit the place, there is also beautiful Victorian toilet :) Best wishes. Mariusz
July 23, 2015|
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Hi during May -September the church is opened from 2-4pm Visit our Twitter page for more detail