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Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
01324 503770
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Ranked #5 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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Irvine, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Set in a beautiful park. The house itself has a period kitchen with a young 'kitchen maid' in attendance with the museum itself having historical information and displays from the local area from the Antonine wall to modern times. Not your usual dusty displays but with a very up to date feel. There is a realistically priced tearoom . Well... More

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Glasgow, Scotland
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10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

My hubby and I have visited this house three times now which lets you know how we feel about it. We particularly enjoy the Victorian Kitchen. The kitchen maid dressed in the period costume gave us a very informed insight into the working of it. Today we sampled chocolate meringues - there is always something from that era to taste.... More

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I visited Callendar House along with 30 friends. I had never heard of Callendar House, so I didn't know what to expect. The drive to the house took some unexpected turns but it was a pleasant surprise on seeing the splendid architecture. The look into Scottish history was excellent and the Victorian kitchen made us appreciate microwaves and electric ovens.... More

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

An informative visit. Good exhibitions, pleasant surroundings and knowledgeable staff. A great place to visit and its free

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

a rare look into the history of callender house, amazingly its free admission and you get to see the victorian working kitchen and sample food made from that era, it has a very good tearoom where the staff are really friendly and all the food,cakes etc are home made and delicious

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The whole museum is very interesting but I especially liked the Victorian kitchen. A kitchen maid gave us some Victorian biscuits and invited us to try to lift the enormous copper pans. There was also an art exhibition which fortunately had guides on hand to explain some of the concepts.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Callendar House was the last port of call on the second day of our holiday. What an impressive house, plus it was free, we unfortunately didn't manage to wander around the grounds, but from what we saw they looked really nice and were very popular with the locals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A braw building interesting FREE museum with informative stewards. Pleasant grounds for a stroll, boating pond, crazy golf and play park. Well worth a visit. Plus the Antonine wall (Hadrians northern cousin) passes through.

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Larbert, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good information about the area and free admission, well worth a visit. Has a small gift shop and within a parkland setting

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Scone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Seen the sigh for this house a few times but only just got around to going there surprised to find its has a free entrance fee, its well worth a trip the see the house and the grounds the only thing that spoilt the day were the irresponsible dog owners all around the large grounds letting there dogs do there... More

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