Welcome to Walking Tours on Wheels & Historical Paisley established since 1994. We offer enjoyable, informative and entertaining guided tours of Paisley’s historic architecture and colourful history. "Discover Paisley's Best-Kept Secrets"
Welcome to Paisley
Walking Tours on Wheels / Historical Paisley has been established since 1994.
"You will see some of Paisley's hidden secrets by our newly affiliated member of the Scottish Tourist Guides Association, Yellow Badge Tourist Guide".
I'm Paisley’s first ever Tour Guide company offering enjoyable, informative and entertaining guided tours of Paisley’s historic architecture and colourful history
Paisley's history is known for its textile and industry. “Paisley weavers were world-renowned for their skill weaving the Paisley Shawls; Weaving was a highly skilled trade, which up until the early 19th century was carried out in the weaver's home on a drawloom. There were many weavers in Paisley, skilled in muslin, lawn and silk weaving".
The introduction of the Jacquard Loom in the 1830s moved weaving from the home to the factory, and allowed for the production of more elaborate patterns. Paisley weavers wove shawls based on a Kashmiri pattern which became very fashionable, especially after the young Queen Victoria wore one.
The shawls and the pattern became synonymous with Paisley and were known around the world as 'Paisley Shawls' and the 'Paisley Pattern'. Eventually cheaper printed shawls affected the demand for woven shawls, and the last shawl was woven in Paisley in 1903.
Paisley is steeped in history and culture and visitor often wonder how best to discover Paisley.
Explore Museums, Art Galleries, and Historical Buildings and go on guided walks in and around Historical Paisley.
Explore all that Paisley has to offer in the company of an "STGA Guide" who has the skills to accompany you and ensure you won't miss a thing.
“The Paisley Ghost Tours are considered by many to be the Most Haunted Tours Scotland’s Largest Town in Scotland”
“The Paisley Ghost Tours are held every year on the last three Sunday’s in October.”
Much of the Town Centre of Paisley and the adjacent Oakshaw area form an important part of Scotland's Architectural and Historical Heritage. Very few old Scottish Burghs have such a fine wealth of building’s or a skyline like Oakshaw.
Oakshaw occupies a unique setting on a hill overlooking the Town Centre. Its spires and towers dominate the Paisley skyline. It still retains a medieval street layout with closely confined and distant views encompassing a wide range of architectural quality.
The Paisley Walking Tours on Wheels Town Trail is a walk which will familiarize the visitor, tourist or local with some of the interesting and enlightening architectural and historical points of central Paisley.
It is a walk which brings out the atmosphere of the town, past and present, and one which can be completed at a leisurely pace within two hours.
The Paisley Town Hall, is a dominant sandstone building overlooking the River Cart and adjacent to Paisley Abbey.
Please contact us directly for more information.