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Renfrewshire – Small but busy county in Scotland

Renfrewshire is located in the west central Lowlands, and whilst it is not the largest county inScotland, it is one of the busiest. This is because of the presence of Glasgow International Airport (Scotland’s second busiest) at Abbotsinch and the many commuter towns and villages that use the City for work.

Although Renfrewshire has interests of its own, the transport passing through the county makes it of special importance to many others. Unfortunately, the volume of traffic is causing congestion and a number of attempts have been made to ease this problem.

The Erskine Bridge was opened in 1971, which spans the River Clyde and connects withWest Dunbartonshire. Around 35,000 vehicles use the bridge everyday, but it was hoped that a lifting of tolls would increase this number and help to divert traffic away from the busiest areas.

Reasons to visit Renfrewshire

Castle Semple Loch is an inland loch at Lochwinnoch and used as a watersports centre. There is also a RSPB bird sanctuary located on the loch’s southern shore, where you will also see the ruins of the Early Mediaeval Peel Tower (inaccessible except by boat). Erskine Bridge (mentioned previously), is a cable-stayed box girder bridge designed by William Brown.

If star gazing is your thing, you are certain to enjoy a visit to Coats Observatory in Paisley, which has a practical and historical value. Or you could visit the Gleniffer Braes, which is a short range of hills to the south of Paisley, and find the Robertson Country Park and other places of interest.

Entertainment and Dining in Renfrewshire

You can find a number of cinemas, theatres and night clubs in Renfrewshire, and a good selection of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets like The Abbey Inn in Paisley (pub and restaurant food), Fujimama Restaurant in Renfrew (Japanese food). And of course many fast food restaurants too.

Accommodation in Renfrewshire

A number of Guest Houses, B&Bs and self catering apartments are available, and plenty of good hotels such as the Lynnhurst Hotel in Johnstone, The Premier Inn at Glasgow Airport and The Glynhill Hotel & Leisure Club at Renfrew.