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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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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31 attraction reviews
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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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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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