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Paisley - Paisley Abbey

Door open days

5 September 2020

6 September 2020


Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163. The nave is medieval and the crossing, transepts and choir were restored in the 19th and 20th centuries. There are fine stained windows and wood carvings. The adjoining Place of Paisley was originally part of the monastic complex and contains a very early example of a barrel-vaulted ceiling.

Digital Resources

Paisley Abbey 360-degree photo

Courtesy of Scottish Civic Trust

Take a 360-degree virtual tour!

Paisley Abbey Drain video tour

Explore the depths of the Paisley Abbey drain with this short video from Renfrewshire Council. 

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Key Information

Architect: Restoration by Rowand Anderson, Robert Lorimer

Building Date: 1163 with many additions throughout the centuries.

  • Abbey Close
  • Paisley
  • PA1 1JG