Welcome to Paisley
Walking Tours on Wheels / Historical Paisley
(established since 1994.)
My name is Les Fernie of Historical Paisley, Scotland Largest Town and I am Paisley's first ever official Tour Guide. I have been established for over 20 years. I offer visitors worldwide enjoyable, informative and entertaining Guided Tours of Paisley, highlighting the historical architecture and rich history of the town. Paisley’s dramatic 800 years of history gives me loads of fabulous material to work with in a town which regularly wins accolades for its beauty and preservations. Tours are available all the year round to explore , Museums and Art Galleries, Historical Buildings, the Paisley Weavers and some lovely Gardens. There are many intriguing stories to be told during your Guided Walking Tour in and around Historical Paisley. The tours are very friendly and afterwards you are welcome to join me for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee in my office . (Optional) I can also advise you on the best local restaurants and shops to enable you to experience Paisley like a “Buddie” I can also help you trace your ancestral heritage or your Clan background and let you walk in their footsteps. If you are planning a trip to Paisley or the surrounding area and require the service of a Yellow Badge Tour Guide I am your man., just let me know your special interests and I will do my best to make sure your visit to Paisley is a most memorable experience.
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.”
Tickets for this event are Adults £7 Children £3 Click here to book Online. ...
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.
Paisley Town Hall
, is a dominant sandstone building overlooking the River Cart and adjacent to Paisley Abbey.
Please contact us directly for more information.
- The Town Hall and Paisley Abbey is less than 5 minutes’ walk from The Paisley Walking Tours on Wheels Office.
- (Gilmour Street) Station and is on the major 'bus route through the town.
- On your walk you will see the fine view of the High Street with the imposing view of Paisley’s Thomas Coats Memorial Church