New Homes in Renfrewshire
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Renfrewshire is a Scottish county in the west central Lowlands, near the city of Glasgow. With good transport links, new homes in Renfrewshire are popular with commuters looking for small-town living close to Scotland’s major cities.
The largest towns in Renfrewshire are Paisley, Renfrew, Erskine and Johnstone.
As a popular commuter area, Renfrewshire has good transport links by road and rail. The M8 connects the county to Glasgow, with a journey from Paisley into the city taking 20 minutes by car. To reach the city by rail, there’s a regular train service from Paisley Gilmore Street Station to Glasgow Central that takes just 9 minutes.
Heading further afield, Paisley to Edinburgh is an hour and 15 minutes away by car via the M8. To reach Edinburgh by rail, passengers must change at Glasgow Central and walk to Glasgow Queen Street, which connects to the Scottish capital in one hour and 15 minutes.
Travelling around Renfrewshire is quick and convenient. The county’s largest towns, Paisley and Renfrew, are just a 10 minute drive apart.
Glasgow International Airport is located in Renfrewshire (eight minutes), near Paisley.
Places of interest
Renfrewshire has a variety of natural attractions, offering plenty of chances to enjoy the great outdoors. The county is home to Clyde Muirshiel, Scotland’s largest regional park, which includes all kinds of activities from walking the Semple Trail to cycling and trying out some watersports. Other natural places of interest include Muirshiel Country Park, Gleniffer Braes hills and the RSPB Lochwinnoch Nature Reserve.
Renfrewshire historical attractions include Paisley Abbey and the Weaver's Cottage; a National Trust for Scotland property in Kilbarchan showing how tartan was traditionally made.
For astronomy fans, Coats Observatory in Paisley is one of only three public observatories in Scotland. It’s open year-round, including night sky telescope viewings during the winter months. Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church is also worth a visit; a structure built in honour of the man who funded the observatory.
Renfrewshire is not short of sporting talent. The Braehead Arena is home of the Scottish Rocks, a professional basketball team who compete in the British Basketball League. St Mirren Park in Paisley is the home stadium of St. Mirren Football Club, who play in the Scottish Championship.
For families and winter sport fans, Snow Factor in Braehead is a popular indoor skiing and snowboarding slope.
The University of the West of Scotland has a campus in Paisley. According to the National Student Survey 2015, the university is ranked number one in the UK for student satisfaction across a range of subjects.