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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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We were recommended to visit from the kelpies tour guide. To be honest we only came because it was free to enter & we needed lunch. Pleasantly surprised by the history, what a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were recommended to visit from the kelpies tour guide. To be honest we only came because it was free to enter & we needed lunch. Pleasantly surprised by the history, what a stunning house! We all had a lovely toastie, cake & juice, the waitress did a brilliant job even though she was rushesd off her feet! Very good... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you go down to the woods today your in for some peace and quiet. Whilst I didnt go in the actual house, I went for a wander round the estate, very peaceful, very tidy too. although the mausoleum and graveyard could do with some work.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The house is set in a beautiful park, expansive parkland, lots of free parking, boating lake, lots of facilities for kids, the house is free entry though be advised only ope fro 2 till five on sundays

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We arrived for a Groupon offer of afternoon tea on Saturday. I had called up and booked for 1.30pm. When we arrived the lift was broken, so my mum who has limited mobility unfortunately had to climb the stairs to the tea room - this was unfortunate, but just set the tone of what was to come. We stood at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great attraction with excellent facilities for eating toilets etc. Loads to see and do. Boating pond near by and golfing and excellent kids play park.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The first thing we liked is that it was free - what a nice suprise. The lady on reception was very helpful and well informed. It was easy to find our way around and even paused for tea and scones. Outside of the house was very pleasant to walk around the grounds.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lovely old building situated in very nice parklands. We were very fortunate to visit on a sunny and warm afternoon so could see the park at it's best. Callendar House is well worth a visit with a lot of history attached to it. Also some amenities for the younger ones so you should enjoy your visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I love anything free, but this house has a great bit of history as well. A nice walk in the park along with this stunning house is a great morning or afternoon out.

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Prescot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The building is free to visit, and houses a number of displays. Part of the Antonine Wall is within the grounds. The reception staff were welcoming and helpful. There is a photography gallery, café and local history exhibits. The walk from the car park was pleasant and the sun shone brightly. It is well worth visiting.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lovely park, the play area could cater better for little ones it's better for those kids 5+. They also have bouncy castles and go carts for the kids prices were very reasonable under £2 each for about 10 minutes but the lads let them on for longer if it's not busy. Callender House is free to visit staff are lovely... More 

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Additional Information about Callendar House

Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01324 503770
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Falkirk District  >  Falkirk
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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