Paisley is situated 6 miles to the west of Glasgow city centre and is right next to Glasgow Airport. Paisley is a town with a rich history, especially in the weaving and textile industry; giving birth to the famous Paisley pattern. Since the 1980s Paisley has suffered from many social issues and the town has struggled to shake off its reputation, this has led to difficulty in attracting investors to Paisley.
Getting to Paisley
Being so close to Glasgow, Paisley enjoys fantastic transport links. Paisley is serviced by the M8 motorway, which runs to Glasgow to the east and Greenock to the west. Glasgow airport is in Paisley’s boundaries and has great connections both domestically and internationally.
Train services run to Glasgow and the Ayrshire coast.
When to go
Paisley real ale festival is held in April and celebrates Scottish and international beer.
The Spree Festival is a comedy, music and arts festival that is held in October.
Attractions in Paisley
Ashoka cook school will teach you the secrets to cooking authentic Indian food. They also provide team building days and group deals.
Eve Spa is an upmarket spa based in the Lagoon leisure centre. They offer luxury treatments and indulgent relaxation.
There’s no nice way to say this, Paisley can be a rough town at times. Your best option for nightlife is going to be Glasgow. That’s not exactly a bad situation to find yourself in, as Glasgow is a fun, vibrant city with something to suit all tastes.
Cardosi’s is one of Paisley’s best restaurants. Serving both traditional and modern Italian cuisine.
The Ark is a real hidden gem, serving both Italian and British food; it’s enjoying a fast growing reputation.