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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
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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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Venue for burns supper/lunch

Important that Callendar House heritage is not eclipsed by The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel in venues on the Falkirk tourist itinerary. Super venue and a great occasion when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
ColinMcn8491
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Important that Callendar House heritage is not eclipsed by The Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel in venues on the Falkirk tourist itinerary. Super venue and a great occasion when the attendees could be reminded of the Scottish National bard's immortal memory. Pity Falkirk Community Trust failed again to properly advertise the function and secure an attendance which matched quality of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great free attraction, but you need a lot of time to take it all in! I suggest several bite sized visits.

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Alva, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really liked the fact they have opened up the house, and for free! They have a very pretty tearoom with a nice view. Okay prices. I needs a bit of restoration here and there, but overall very nice! The history of the area is very interesting and not too boring! Would like to go here again...

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family gathering for a 70th birthday afternoon tea in January 2015, would highly recommend this venue, everything was delightfull

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FCTmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Glad we helped with the birthday celebrations and we look forward to welcoming your family for the next celebrations. More 

Yokohama, Japan
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79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area of Falkirk this would be a great addition to viewing the Kelpies. I did the tour, the history and architecture is amazing. I just love history!

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FCTmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback and glad you added us into the tour. Hope to welcome you back soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth a visit if in Falkirk. The central point in Falkirk for most events and a fabulous park with 9 hole pitch and putt, great kids park, boating lake, great walks and great house to look into the history of the area.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a prebooked afternoon tea with a friend lovely afternoon tea, everything freshly made a lovely glass of bubbles, service excellent could not do enough for you lovely views over the park old world charm would recomend

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FCTmarketing, Public Relations Manager at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review about the food and the staff. We have only just re-introduced our bookable afternoon teas and they have been warmly received by local people and visitors from further afield. We will be launching our Spring menu over the next week so please join us again soon. More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here by my lone some on a very rainy day. it was a good choice if i say so myself. I wandered around and stumbled into the kitchens where i was served a small bite of sweet shortbread which was very nice. The café was a little pricy for me so i passed on that but the little gift... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large historic house within a large landscaped country park next to the Antonine wall with plenty of parking. Features a gallery, teashop and museum all with plenty to see. Period kitchen is a stand out to see with role playing staff present. Teashop staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good and priced well. Lift needs fixed is... More 

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alloa
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Visited Callendar House on a pre booked" afternoon tea" treat for my mum and wife just prior to Christmas. We all enjoyed the nice ambience and friendly staff in the tearoom. Quality of sandwiches and cakes good and a request for extra place no problem. A visit to the period kitchen and a stroll round the Exhibition hall is always... More 

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