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Sma' Shot Cottages

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Stepping into Paisley's Past

The Sma' Shot Cottages stand on Sma' Shot Lane, which is just off New Street. It's a brilliant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A hidden gem.

Before we did the tour we enjoyed a fabulous Afternoon Tea. Wonderful tasty freshly made... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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The Sma' Shot Cottages are a major attraction in the Renfrewshire area, providing visitors with an insight into two distinct periods of Paisley's weaving history. Come along and join us in our tea room, where we serve beverages and homemade goods...more
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2 Sma_ Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sma' Shot Cottages stand on Sma' Shot Lane, which is just off New Street. It's a brilliant place to go and get a glimpse of Paisley's weaving past.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Before we did the tour we enjoyed a fabulous Afternoon Tea. Wonderful tasty freshly made sandwiches and amazing home made cakes. Excellent value for money. The guided tour is informative and hugely interesting. The various room settings in two buildings are very well curated. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Kateandali
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in Paisley, to see the cottages and how the people lived and how cramped the living conditions were , also to see how the buildings have been maintained. Parking around them is difficult though there is two or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank johnhunter217
Reviewed August 27, 2018

It has a Museum dedicated to the Paisley Weavers, and an actual dwelling where the Weavers Lived and Worked. Take the younger members of your Family so they can see what life was like in those times.

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Papatommyc7
Reviewed August 12, 2018

What amazing piece of local history. Well worth searching this place out.The vounteers were so knowledgeable and made the place come alive

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank albaGlasgow
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited with my son, he loved it and I love the fact that you get a wee glimpse into paisleys history with the cottages done up the way they are and with all their wee knickknacks, the volunteers are very friendly and tell you everything...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank t0rij89
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Love this area, love the history and heritage that can be found here. Feel like I could actually be one of the workers in the mill.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Haggischick007
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

While doing canvassing for a charity event we came into the sma shot cottage and was greeted by Aileen (I'm sure that was her name). This member of staff was out your guide around the attraction and gripped us all with a great knowledge of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ryan M
Reviewed July 6, 2018

tells a lot about the early history of the cotton and weaving industry. the cottages are well ehibited and the staff helpful and there is tea room - we did not visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dorothy1207
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The cottages provide a glimpse of an age not all that long ago. The small living quarters are furnished with time appropriate furniture and furnishings and the docents prove keen insight into the lives that were lived there.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 713brucer
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check their website smashotcottages co uk 10-15 minute car trip from the Gleniffer Braes. 2 Sma Shot Lane, Paisley, PA1 2HG