Car hire in Paisley
Car hire in Paisley
The historic Scottish town of Paisley is located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland to the west of Glasgow, the country's largest city. It is situated close to the M8 motorway, which makes it easy to get to Glasgow and further afield.
What I need to know
Head to nearby Glasgow Airport (GLA) where there is a wide range of Paisley car hire companies to choose from. Compare car hire using Holiday Autos to benefit from our free cancellation option and no credit card fees.
Where to pick up my car
Many of the Paisley car rental companies have desks inside the terminal building, which you can find in the arrivals hall after you have collected your baggage. The exact location of your car will vary, but there are shuttle buses available to take you to your collection point.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Paisley, the birthplace of the textile pattern of the same name, is an ideal base from which to explore the west of Scotland. As well as nearby attractions Paisley also has some sights of its own, such as churches and other historic buildings.
Glasgow is a short distance from Paisley and offers a wide range of museums, art galleries, shops and other attractions. If you want to experience the natural beauty Scotland has to offer, head west to the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, where you can also enjoy a drive along the A78 coastal road.
Heading across the country on the M8 motorway brings you to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital. Famed for its castle, Edinburgh is a popular tourist attraction thanks to its architecture, shops and restaurants, and frequently hosts cultural events.
Eating and drinking
Paisley has a range of chain and independent restaurants, offering cuisine from around the world. Spending time in the town may be a good opportunity to sample some traditional Scottish food such as haggis - a savoury pudding - or shortbread biscuits.
Things to do
If you want to learn more about the history of the Paisley pattern then head to the Paisley Museum, which features a loom gallery showcasing the original looms that were used to produce cloth. In addition, the museum is also home to a wide range of historic items, including ceramics.
Paisley is home to many old and historical buildings that are well worth a visit. Head to Paisley Abbey and Coats Memorial Church, or climb Church Hill to see High Kirk. Paisley Arts Centre, which dates back to 1738 when it was originally a church, often hosts theatre performances.
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