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Paisley patterns and weaver homes in Charleston

Handy for Glasgow Airport, this quiet area of Paisley is a great stopover if you're jetting off somewhere. While you're here, learn about the town's historic textile industry. At Sma' Shot Cottages, step back in time to a weaver's home to see original looms, and discover the origins of the Sma' Shot Day Parade, which commemorates a dispute between weavers and employers over payment for a 'sma' shot', a small cotton thread. At the Nearby Paisley Museum, find out more about the history of the famous Paisley pattern.

Get back to nature at Gleniffer Braes

If you're looking for peace and quiet, stroll among the woodlands, streams and waterfalls of this sprawling country park and range of hills. You'll be rewarded with stunning panoramic views, from the Clyde Valley to Ben Lomond. Snowfall brings sledging opportunities in winter, while in summer you can fly kites and enjoy picnics.

Shop and ski at Braehead

All your leisure needs are covered at this huge development on the banks of the Clyde. The shopping centre boasts more than 100 stores, including Primark, Apple, Hollister and IKEA, as well as bars, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. Learn to ski and snowboard at Snow Factor, the UK's longest indoor real snow slope, and enjoy ice-skating, as well as live concerts and sports events at Braehead Arena. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Charleston? Travelodge Glasgow Airport Hotel is 2 miles away, and ideal for a visit to Paisley. Travelodge Glasgow Braehead Hotel is perfectly placed for the leisure complex.