Paisley Abbey is a parish church of the Church of Scotland on the east bank of the White Cart Water in the centre of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, about 7 miles (11 kilometres) west of Glasgow, in Scotland. Its origins date from the 12th century, based on a former Cluniac monastery. Following the Reformation in the 16th century, it became a Church of Scotland parish kirk.
It is believed that Saint Mirin (or Saint Mirren) founded a community on this site in 7th century. Some time after his death a shrine to the Saint was established, becoming a popular site of pilgrimage and veneration. The name Paisley may derive from the Brythonic (Cumbric) Passeleg, 'basilica' (derived from the Greek), i.e. 'major church', recalling an early, though undocumented, ecclesiastical importance.
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Chris Kane | Jan 12, 2018
Excellent place to visit. Can you spot the gargoyle.
Del Boy | Jan 21, 2018
Lovely historic building, must see for tourists
Lynne Williamson | Mar 22, 2018
Laura Kane | Jun 15, 2017
Ancient and majestic
Liz Burton-King | Jan 29, 2018
Danielle Lynch | Apr 27, 2018
We recently held a meeting here and I would definitely recommend this building for anyone considering hiring the room space. This was the first time I had visited the Abbey, it offers a perfect sized room to hold up to 40 people. Matthew who works within the Abbey completely went out of his way to help us, even allowing for us to use his laptop when ours was not compatible with the projector. Thanks again for the lovely hospitality.
neil campbell | Apr 23, 2018
Great place to visit
David Spooner | May 5, 2018
Beautiful, with amazing history
TheSpacemanjane | May 26, 2018
Visually stunning. Very helpful caretakers. Lovely gift shop.
Carol Smyth | Jun 12, 2018
This is one amazing building worth a visit steeped in history
Tim Tiley | Jul 7, 2018
Impressive Medieval abbey in heart of Paisley only minutes away from Glasgow Airport. Now a major Church of Scotland parish church with coffee shop and giftshop for visitors in cloisters.
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