Renfrew is an ancient burgh with a long and interesting history. The busy town centre boasts a range of shops, bars and places to eat and several hotels most notably the Normandy Hotel and the The Glynhill Hotel. It also has a fine 1920s swimming pool and new state of the art sports complex.
The town sits on the south bank of the River Clyde, close to where the White and Black Carts join the main river. It has had a ferry across the Clyde for hundreds of years.
Renfrew’s Community Museum tells the story of the town and its industries, including the former Renfrew Airport.
One of Renfrew’s latest additions is the major development to the east on the riverside at Braehead. Braehead boasts over 100 shops, a host of places to eat, a huge arena and a curling rink.
The Xscape complex has an indoor snow centre, cinema, bowling, bars and restaurants.
Another attraction at Braehead is Clydebuilt, where the history of the River Clyde is brought to life. For information on opening hours and for a discount voucher, visit the Scottish Maritime Museum website.
If you are coming by car, Renfrew and Braehead are easily found from the M8. If travelling by train, change to one of the frequent buses for Renfrew at Central Way close to Paisley Gilmour Street Station. Glasgow International Airport is also located in Renfrewshire with easy access from across the world.