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Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
01324 503770
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Ranked #6 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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Scone
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

the house is set in the park. its surrounded by tall tower blocks but it all seems to work and blend. the staff are friendly and the 60s vinyl record shop was amazing.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

On a recent family event we visited Callendar house and there was something for everyone to enjoy. The surrounding area is beautiful and has some lovely walks. The pitch and put was particularly enjoyed by some members of the family and everyone enjoyed the boating pond. me and my boyfriend separated from the group to enjoy the house, the inside... More

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited the tearoom on Saturday 2 August during a particularly fierce 'monsoon'. The service was excellent, the staff were very friendly and approachable and the tables were clean and tidy. Yes there was a table that needed clearing when we arrived, but there were plenty of others that we could use. The lunch of tea, sandwiches and scones was... More

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Scotland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

What a shame and a waste of time our visit to this beautiful house was today. I will start with the positive. The grounds are beautiful and the house itself is lovely. That was about it. We went especially to visit the tearoom as my mother and I enjoy eating in new places and trying out little tearooms and cafes.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I visit Callendar House and park on a regular basis and I can find no fault with the house, park or woods which are all lovely. Unfortunately the tearoom is really disappointing. Sometimes the staff are helpful and pleasant and other times they are just plain rude. The tables always have dirty cups ect when you take a seat. This... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great park and house (with a rather dated Tea Room)... But why throw in a politically motivated Friendship Wall right in the middle of it? Terrible idea which stops me from coming back again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

They have a 'friendship wall' there, which has a message which couldn't be further from being friendly: a picture of the security wall at the West Bank, with the writing 'Apartheid Wall'... Not only had that wall prevented scores of suicide bombings, it is hardly the space for political statements of any kind. Shame on you.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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