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Known as “Scotland’s largest town” and situated seven miles west of Glasgow in the county of Renfrewshire, Paisley had a flourishing weaving industry in the 19th century, which is where it name derives from: a weaving design called Paisley pattern. Historic weavers’ cottages throughout Paisley can be visited for a bit of history. Paisley also used to be a religious centre in Scotland, as attested by the history of the magnificent Paisley Abbey, built in 1163 and promoted to the status of abbey in 1245.
A Paisley car hire will enable you to visit all the exciting scenes in Greater Glasgow and beyond.
Fly into Glasgow International Airport, pick up Paisley rental car and you’ll be in Paisley in 10 minutes.
Edinburgh is less than an hour from Paisley on the M8, Stirling is a 47-minute drive northeast via the M8 and the M80 and East Kilbride just over a half-hour on the road heading southeast via the A726.
A huge choice of car hire companies is available at Glasgow International Airport. Choose from the following:
The Famous Grouse Experience, Scotland’s oldest distillery in Crieff, an 80-minute drive via the M80 in a Paisley hire car, offers a range of guided tour options including, of course, whisky tasting. While adults indulge in the history of whisky-making, enjoying the whiff of malt in the air, the Grouse Room will keep the children entertained with fun interactive games.
South of Paisley, 37 miles, or a 55-minute drive away via the M77 and the A77, you can delve into the world of Scotland’s most famous poet at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. The museum is one of several attractions within the Burns National Heritage Park. You can also see the cottage where Burns was born, listen to a reading of his work and cross the Brig o’ Doon, the cobblestone bridge that forms the setting of one of Burns’ best known works.
Taking time to appreciate the beauty of its landscape is a must in Scotland. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 25 miles north of Glasgow (a 35-minute drive via the A82), offers 720 square miles of lowland hills bursting with colours as well as Munroes and Corbetts (that is, mountains), dozens of lochs and natural forestry. The park is a dream landscape for autumn hiking, cycling, golfing, boating, bird watching, even Munro climbing. Loch Lomond, a freshwater loch, is the UK’s largest inland body of water.
Drive on the left side of road and only overtake on the right. At roundabouts get in the correct lane as soon as possible and stay there; indicate if you’re turning right or left; give way to the traffic on the right side.
British car hire companies generally provide manual transmission cars. If you prefer an automatic one, you need to specifically request one to your car rental company.
Seat belts are obligatory by law in the UK. When driving, always keep your ID, driver’s licence and car insurance documents at hand.
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In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £25 in Paisley.
On average, car rentals in Paisley are £31.
When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.
You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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