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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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Nice house.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Scotland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Only stay 5 minute drive away . My son loves calendar park I think it's great for kids also lovely walks through the woods. The house is great and free the little cafe inside the house is reasonably priced too. My son gets a bit bored in the house I think there could be more activities for the kids to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Well worth a trip to this amazing jewel of Scottish history. The surrounding parkland is wonderfully kept and there is a section of the Antonine Wall to view. A MUST if you are in the area.

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scotland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Visited today to see current art exhibition which was very good. Decided to go to tea room for lunch. Think they are trying to make menu Scottish and quirky but bits of it have to be read twice as it is all squeezed together. Husband chose soup and sandwich at over £6 and I chose soup. Soup arrived , watery... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are in Falkirk and have a few hours to spare, you must visit Callendar house. It is a beautiful property and there are trails in the grounds to explore. There was an obedience training on for dogs as well as some cycling activity for kids. On the inside is an exhibition outlining history of Callendar house, the city... More 

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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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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6 reviews 6 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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85 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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