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Callendar House

Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
Phone Number: 01324 503770
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Ranked #4 of 11 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...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We were staying in the area and stumbled across Callendar House. It is fascinating and free! Staff were friendly and the exhibits were very well displayed. We ate there too in the cafe which had a rather bizarre menu but everything was tasty. Highly recommended on a rainy day in January!

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falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Best santa visit we had been too and we've visited a lot in the Falkirk area will definitely be back next year fantastic thanks to all the staff for creating wonderful memories

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Loads to see, loads to do. Nowt to pay! There is loads on offer at Callendar house. when we went in December the Edwardian kitchen was offering loads of greta food for nothing, Spit roast turkey, clootie dumpling, shortbread, mulled wine etc... Great exhibitions on the Romans, art gallery, great gift shop, lovely grounds and loads of stuff for the... More 

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was a real treat. A hidden gem with so much history, We particularly enjoyed the working kitchen from yesteryear, and the food was amazing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

always worth a visit if in the area, free entrance, fantastic grounds and a great little cafe.. not to mention the working Victorian Kitchen.. go on you know you want to

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I visited Callendar House as part of my school homework topic. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The house didn't cost any pennies to get in. I had a great time looking at all the information around the house. It had a lot of history and made me feel back living in years ago. I would say a visit... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a remarkable building developed and extended over centuries but giving a nicely unified appearance. The house is located in Callendar park with a number of facilities such as children's play areas, boating pond etc. The house a number of areas dedicated to the history of the house and locale. There is a good cafe and small but attractive... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well worth a visit. Entrance is free. Beautiful house with lovely history. Great little gift shop and tearoom. The parkland surrounding the house is well kept and the kids love the parkland. Boating in the summer months.

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Dunfermline, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

While in Falkirk, I popped into this little house. Well maintained, plenty to see inside and large grounds outside including a small lake. Entry is free and it has some nice displays, including some lovely little model villages. Pop in and see it, only if you are in the area though, probably only takes an hour to get round!

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Saline, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have visited Callendar House a few times over the past year but we never know until we arrive whether it will actually be open, which is frustrating. Last time, I'd checked online and it said "open today" with the hours, so off we went (from Fife). As we arrived at the car park, we could see there was a... More 

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