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Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
01324 503770
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Falkirk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: For 6 centuries, through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures: Mary, Queen... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Seaton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went here on the back of the wonderful reviews this place has had here on TripAdvisor. Oh dear, all I can say is those people who gave it a good review must have very low standards. It's free parking and free entry, which these days is a plus - and the only reason why I didn't give it 1... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The tea room is in a wonderful setting with leather wall coverings and carved fire place,on the first floor looking out on the gardens and wonderful trees we had sandwiches which were good, there are lots of exhibits on local history of Falkirk the house and the surrounding area. The Georgian kitchen is worth a visit. There is no entrance... More

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was an amazing building with over 800 years of history, much of it central to the story of Scotland. We arrived late in the afternoon so didn't have nearly enough time to explore it completely. So get there by noon if you want to really experience the place.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

i was on my way to Stirling Castle when my friend said can we go to Callendar House for a change which i did and found better history of the Romans the gardens and all was free a good place if it is a wet day we left after about 4hrs and went to Bo,Ness railway which even better so... More

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in the area of this house for over 20 years and nver visited. My big mistake. Entry into the house and gardens are " free". Donations accepted. The house has so much history it will take you some time to visit and see all the exhibits on numerous floors. A must - go to the historic kitchen... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The park is deffinately worth a walk around, and the woods too are great for dog walking. The restrooms are worth a visit, but avoid weekends if you can.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This impressive fourteenth century sandstone building houses a museum, art exhibitions and an absolutely splendid tearoom which overlooks the magnificent lawns and for us a lovely discovery that we will return to frequently. This is indeed a hidden gem with the café offering a plethora of different teas and coffees. The prices were very reasonable and the choice of light... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Visited Callendar House whilst in Falkirk - it's an interesting location as one way of getting to it is walking through an estate of flats! When we first attempted to visit, we got there quarter past 4 and saw on the sign that last entry was 4pm (they close at 5pm) - a little annoying as there was no mention... More

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Larbert, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The house is gradually being converted and its great to see it coming back to its former glory. Inside the kitchens are great with traditional cooking being done. The exhibits are excellent and there's plenty for all ages. The tearoom is good with excellent cakes and decent coffee for a change. Callendar park is brilliant for the family with loads... More

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Hartlepool, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

After spending some time travelling around Scotland this was the last location on my itinerary to complete...and it was great. Lovely little shop at the entrance where I bought some goodies, welcoming staff, great photo opportunities throughout. I personally loved the 60's Record Shop and requested some Simon & Garfunkel! Nice and friendly tearoom is great for a small bite... More

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