Mini guide to Renfrew
Located six miles west of Glasgow on the west coast of Scotland, the small town
of Renfrew is situated in the district of Renfrewshire. Known as the birthplace
of the Royal Stewarts, Renfrew has held royal burgh status for over 500 years
and currently boasts Prince Charles as its Baron.
The Renfrewshire region borders with North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow,
Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire, giving it some truly magnificent surrounding
scenery. Renfrew town itself is small and relatively quiet and while not making
any claims to being a tourist town, it possesses enough charm and natural beauty
to attract holidaymakers looking for a relaxing break away from the masses.
Nearby Paisley Abbey is popular with visitors; this ancient building is both
a historic site and a fully functional parish church. Originally a 6th century
Celtic church stood on the site, but later monks from Shropshire built a priory
which was raised to abbey status in 1245. The Abbey is open to general visitors
provided church services are not in progress.
Leisure and entertainment are sedate and typical of a small town, with eating
options predominantly British, although there are a number of Indian establishments.
An evening's entertainment might consist of a pleasant drink in one of the town's
charming pubs, where the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Shopping can be found
at the Braehead Shopping Centre, which has a good selection of contemporary
As Scotland's biggest city, Paisley is a good place to head for a day out from
Renfrew. With an abbey, a museum and art gallery, an observatory and the Gleniffer
Braes Country Park, there is no shortage of things to do.
Renfrew is served by the M8 motorway, while there are good rail links with
nearby Glasgow and the national network. Glasgow International Airport is the
nearest air connection.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club
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