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|Places related to the M8
|Places related to the A8
|Places related to the A741
Renfrew is the historic county town for Renfrewshire, a county which stretches along the south shore of the River Clyde to the west of Glasgow. Fittingly, perhaps, the town also lies on the river bank, although the old docks and industrial area has been largely redeveloped with new housing and the vast Braehead shopping centre and retail park lying to the east. To the west of the town, the White Cart Water creates a natural boundary, and beyond lies Glasgow Airport, whilst to the south the urban area has been extended to meet that of Paisley, with both towns now contiguous with Glasgow itself.
Renfrew lies at the crossroads of the A8 and the A741, the latter running up to the Clyde, where the Renfrew-Yoker Ferry is now just a pedestrian service, having lost out to the Erskine Bridge Downstream and the Clyde Tunnel towards Glasgow. The A8 was diverted out of the town centre in the 1920s, its former route becoming the very short A877 along Renfrew High Street. To the south of the centre, the B791 runs parallel to the A741 towards Paisley.
Further out, the M8 forms a barrier between Renfrew and Paisley, with a number of junctions serving the town. Indeed, Braehead has its very own junction, with city-facing slips serving the centre directly, whilst the neighbouring Hillington Interchange offers full access to the A736 and A8.
|Inchinnan, Erskine (A726)
|Govan, Southern General Hospital
|was A754, and before that, B770
|North-south route in suburbs of town
|Renfrew Bypass. Now M8
|Foot Passangers Only