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Barshaw Park, Paisley
(4.3/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
Barshaw Park is in Paisley, Scotland. It has 55 acres of recreational parkland and garden areas which are open to the public.HistoryIn the early 20th century, the local council of Paisley was looking to create a public recreation area. A wealthy local family, the Arthurs, sold 55 acres of land to Paisley Burgh Council (now Renfrewshire Council) in 1911. Ground works were carried out at the site and the park opened on 15 June 1912.Barshaw House was included with the sale of the land. It is a mansion situated within the park and was the home of the Arthurs. The building over the years has been a private house, military hospital, care home and now luxury flats.AmenitiesThe park offers various amenities and activities for the general public. These include a boating pond, walled garden, bmx track, miniature railway, swing parks, municipal golf course and a small animal enclosure. Special events like funfair day and open gala days are hosted at the park.
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TripAdvisor
  • Huge park, lots of things for kids to play on, great for dog walking - enclosed dog area. Pretty sure they have an area with animals in it too? 
  • Park. Dog walks place, however, place is nice and clean. Spacious places for kids to play, good condition. My kid could play there. - small outdoor machines for workout, I tried - for me nothing fancy...  more »
  • We walk here at least once a month it's a 2 mile walk from the house, every time I mention "barshaw Park" the dog gets very excited he always meets new dogs everytime he goes there, everyone is friend...  more »
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  • Great place to bring your kids. Playing area for the toddlers, and a nice Lake to walk around. Even a small area with animals. You will find a coffee place at the entrance: You can sit in, they serve hot food, or use the take away, ice cream for kids. Yummy
  • Great day on Saturday. Bouncy Castle and miniature railway were big hits on the day but the park and animal enclosure are always worth a visit if you have little ones.
  • Great place to take the kids or the dog or both lol. Go early when there's something on or you won't get parked. Animal corners great for the young ones and get an ice cream at the Rowantree cafe.
  • Great park that holds great events. My only criticism is that it can be often difficult to get a parking space.
  • The jewel in Paisley's crown. Now sadly neglected