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2 Sma_ Shot Lane, Paisley PA1 2HG Scotland
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William Wallace Tour
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William Wallace Tour

Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest figures in Scottish history with your own private tour. <br><br>Take in the monument at his birthplace, then on to the magnificent Paisley Abbey where its widely believed he was educated by the monks as a boy. While in the Abbey you'll also see the tomb of King Robert III of Scotland. <br><br>Paisley offers some of the best establishments for food in the west coast of Scotland so after the Abbey we have a break so you can pop into one of them for lunch.<br><br>After lunch we take the trip to Stirling, on the route you'll pass the imposing Stirling Castle on the way to the National Wallace monument. Learn all about Wallace and even pose with his sword as you work your way up the monument to the breathtaking viewpoint at the top of the monument that has 360 degree views of the surrounding area.<br><br>Next its down to the impressive Dumbarton Castle, this is where was held after his capture before being sent to London for his trial, torture and execution.
$543.04 per adult
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Jim T wrote a review Nov 2019
Balfron, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
The tour of the cottages was really informative. For those interested in Paisley's renowned cotton/fabric industry they are well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Robin B wrote a review Sep 2019
Friday Harbor, Washington27 contributions7 helpful votes
We were staying at nearby Ashtree House before our flight out & it happened to be a Wednesday, the day the Sma' Shot Cottages are open to the public, so we walked down to check it out. What an interesting tour it turned out to be. All of the volunteers were so kind & friendly & very funny too & the restored cottages were very interesting. It's just amazing that they are still there after the city has grown up so much around them. You could tell the volunteers really cared about the place & the history of their city. It was the perfect way to spend our last day in Scotland.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Rosanne F wrote a review Aug 2019
22 contributions4 helpful votes
Scottish volunteers are amazing! Again, we went to an historic site and discovered it was manned by volunteers who are passionate about the site. The gentleman gave us a great deal of information about the history of weaving in Paisley while the woman was able to explain how she actually used some of the artifacts when she was a child as they were still in use when she was a child (like the curling iron). There were also beautiful christenig gowns very similar to the one brought over when my grandfather immigrated to Canada in 1935. It was very powerful seeing the connection to our history in the history of Paisley. Shawls were beautiful as well
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Sheila P wrote a review Jul 2019
Southampton Parish, Bermuda3 contributions1 helpful vote
If you want to know more about how the weavers lived and worked in the textile industry in Paisley, this is the place to go. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. My friends son was allowed to ring the giant bell in the courtyard. Great tearoom too.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jillmcburney wrote a review Jun 2019
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Great morning in Sma Shot Cottages. Evelyn made the tour very very interesting. A wee treasure of a place and person
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Date of experience: June 2019
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