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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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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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Lovely to visit at Christmas

Lovely house lots to see especially the kitchen where the old way of cooking goes on . Tea room liked the gift shop some lovely little gifts .

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely house lots to see especially the kitchen where the old way of cooking goes on . Tea room liked the gift shop some lovely little gifts .

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Central Scotland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Well worth a visit, you can easily spend the day there,the house is a true gem with lots of interesting things to see and do for all ages. It might be worth giving them a call for a list of forthcoming activities and there is more to Callendar house than the house itself, the house is situated in Callendar Park... More 

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England
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a lovely house set in its own grounds. The information about Falkirk inside the museum is fantastic - loads of local information and well laid out. Well worth a visit and it's free! Lovely tea rooms overlooking the grounds.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I visited with a friend on Saturday to see the Fabrizio Gianni Exhibition of his photographs. It was really worth a visit. The house is a true gem with lots of interesting things to see and do for all ages. I will be back. However the visit was marred by the tea room. Given the historical surroundidngs how much does... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a real gem &well worth visiting The house & grounds are magnificent. Something for all ages here However do not visit the in-house tea room - this could ruin the day!!! Probably rates with the poorest I have ever visited & must do better or the visitor ratings will reflect this. So, take a picnic & enjoy it... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We spent a couple of hours visiting the house and found it so interesting and learnt a lot about the history of the area. A great way for people to get a real feel of what the area history is.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

what a lovely house inside and out well worth the visit and its free the grounds around the house and the park are brilliant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited here whilst we went to the Kelpies and Falkirk wheel. The house is in a big park when you walk up to it looks like a French chateaux. There is plenty to see inside and free to walk around the kitchen is good to see. The staff were really freindly and knowledgeable. A nice place to visit.

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Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

its in the middle of a beautiful park with a boating lake swing parks.The house is free to enter it tells the history of the house and the surrounding area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely well kept grounds and the house is an interesting glimpse into the past. Loved the working Georgian kitchen. Well worth a visit

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