Paisley Abbey

Paisley Abbey dates back to the 12th century, Founded in 1163 by the High Steward of Scotland Walter Fitzalan. This fascinating building holds much history and was the birth place of the Stewart Dynasty. Its stained glass windows, ancient tombstones and beautiful carvings are only a few of its interesting features. In the Abbey grounds you will find the statues of Paisley poet Robert Tannahill 1774-1810 and poet-ornithologist Alexander Wilson, born 1766 and died in Philadelphia 1813

Paisley Abbey was founded in 1163 by the High Steward of Scotland, Walter Fitzalan. This fascinating building was the birth place of the Stewart Dynasty. Its stained glass windows, ancient tombstones and beautiful carvings are just some of its interesting features. In the Abbey grounds are statues of Paisley poet Robert Tannahill (1774 -1810) and poet-ornithologist Alexander Wilson (1766 – 1813).