Renfrew Tourism

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Renfrew (/ˈrɛnfruː/; Scottish Gaelic: Rinn Friù) is a town 6 miles (10 km) west of Glasgow, and the historical county town of Renfrewshire. Called the "Cradle of the Royal Stewarts" for its early link with Scotland's former royal house, Renfrew gained royal burgh status in 1397. The town is also a barony: the current Baron of Renfrew is Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay (aka the Prince of Wales) who holds lands in the area. As the county town, Renfrew once was a centre of local government for the surrounding area. Whilst the county remained known as "Renfrewshire", the focus of local government gradually shifted from Renfrew to its larger neighbour Paisley. Following the reorganisation of 1996, Renfrewshire was divided for local government purposes into three modern council areas: Renfrewshire, with considerably smaller boundaries than the old county, including Renfrew and with its administrative centre at Paisley; Inverclyde with its centre at Greenock, covering the western part of the county; and East Renfrewshire, with its centre at Giffnock. The boundaries of the historic County of Renfrew remain for a number of ceremonial and administrative purposes.


If you are looking for travel information of Renfrew in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Renfrew is located at a short trip away from Edinburgh a major city in United Kingdom. Add Edinburgh to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile. A vacation to Renfrew can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Renfrew*

  • Pollution Statistics in Renfrew

    Know the pollution level of Renfrew before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 47.83 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 14.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.31 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.48 (Very Low)
  • Renfrew: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Renfrew for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Renfrew.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.5 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.02 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.76 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.47 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 49.27 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 64.08 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.87 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.37 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.86 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 56.49 (Moderate)
  • Living in Renfrew - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Renfrew is 185.56 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.86 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.94 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 38.14 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 73.77 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 82.9 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.99 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 120.6 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Renfrew

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Renfrew

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 84.17 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 74 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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