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Callendar House

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Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01324 503770
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: For 6 centuries, through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution...
For 6 centuries, through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures: Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.Costumed interpreters bring history to life: sample authentic Georgian food, listen to stories about life below stairs, and watch the kitchen staff go about their daily tasks. Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm (Georgian Kitchen open 12-4pm)Sunday: 2-5pm (April - September) Georgian Kitchen open 2pm-4pm
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Hi, Just visited Calendar House with a Women's Group. As noted in the other reviews the house and grounds and exceptional, We thought we would have morning coffee before... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Marion G
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Hi, Just visited Calendar House with a Women's Group. As noted in the other reviews the house and grounds and exceptional, We thought we would have morning coffee before exploring the house, forget it.......There were about 30 people in the tearoom with 1 woman in attendance. We gave up on the coffee and went to explore the house, which was... More 

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Stirlingshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a beautiful House in a gorgeous setting. Just feel tea room lacks atmosphere. Think it could be better furnished and set out. Also cakes and scones a bit dry.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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84 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This attraction details the history of Falkirk from the Romans through to the industrial area and will appeal to people of diverse interest. The kitchen area of the house is particularly fascinating to watch the staff at work. However, the reason I did not give this attraction five stars is that I feel the displays are starting to look a... More 

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Arbroath
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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We regularly have meetings held up at this beautiful house but this weekend we visited as tourists and it was brilliant! Like stepping back In time but with fabulous home baking!!!

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Firstly, this is a beautifully kept park to walk round. Most paths are well surfaced although there are a few muddy bits, but that's all part of a country walk in wet weather so no complaints. The cafe is in a magnificent room in the beautiful Callendar House. It's table service despite the serving table being laid out so as... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Well worth a visit, stuff full of local history and in a wonderful setting, handy for a visit to the Kelpies. Free entrance, and displays artefacts from Roman to modern day. Car park is about 1/2 mile through the park but there is a disabled car park adjacent to the house.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

very nice,loved this building,so much to see inside and outside. staff very friendly and extremley helpfull.nice cafe inside as well. got some wonderfull pics while we were there. asked the nice lady question when i was there,she could not answer it,but took my name and address and said she would find out answer and mail me if she could fix... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Living close Callendar House I go there often and over the past couple of years I have noticed a decline in as much as there is not enough attention to detail ie last visit found it needed a good clean , I ran my hand over the kitchen tops thick dust and it's not because of dust coming from the... More 

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FCTmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Callendar House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments posted on the 24th February regarding your visit to Callendar House on the 20th January 2015. We appreciated your personal email to us and I hope you found our response to you on the 11th February helpful in then forming your comments on Tripadvisor. As I said in my email to you we were sorry... More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

this house when I was a child was just an eye sore but now its back to it glory great place to take the kids and for a wee bit history go try it its fun ....My twin boys also got married here and both occasions it was fantastic ....after a visit to the house the grounds and kids play... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Park is a great place for walks which are graded and well signposted. Play areas for children include both open spaces and equipment areas which are well used. House is very interesting and entry is free. All staff really welcoming and helpful. House is spotlessly clean. Tearoom is in a beatiful room overlooking a lawn. Food is simple and enjoyable... More 

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