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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Callendar House

The authentic kitchen was the highlight of my visit to Callendar House. It reminded me of the kitchen we see on Downton Abbey. We had the opportunity to pick up the copper pots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Delta, Canada
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Delta, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The authentic kitchen was the highlight of my visit to Callendar House. It reminded me of the kitchen we see on Downton Abbey. We had the opportunity to pick up the copper pots and we were amazed at the weight of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is a gem and surprisingly nowadays is actually free! A beautiful building set in lovely grounds The exhibitions in the house itself are informative and highlight local history from Roman times, how the house has been altered and developed over the generations, and industry through the ages. Have coffee or lunch overlooking the lawns then have a walk... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Excellent setting and grounds for our initial dog walk and such a wonderful historic house and exhibition. Will definitely come back

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Impressive museum upstairs, set in gorgeous grounds with extensive walking tracks in Callendar Estate. Good food and service in cafe. Very helpful staff. Lovely place to visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The staff could not be nicer or more helpful, you get a map to help you plan you journey through the house. The history is well laid out on large posters and it is interesting to see how people survived, the tea shop is excellent and not expensive, good parking facilities, well worth a visit.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Callendar House and were very surprised that there was no entry fee. There's lots to see, the staff were lovely and friendly and the lady in period costume in the kitchens explained so much to us, plus we got to sample the gingerbread! We had coffee in a beautiful room with amazing views. As... More 

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Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Decided to try Callendar House for a light lunch, with a friend. The building was a beautiful period house, which has a history as a Estate Manor House. Apart from a restaurant, the rest of the house is worth a visit. The restaurant is ideal for a snack/afternoon tea/light lunch. It was very clean and the service was excellent. It... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

beautiful park for a walk,lots to do for kids in the park, house has lots to see and do inc food demos and cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went for lunch in the cafe and found it a beautiful location looking out over perfectly attended lawns. Great food, excellent service and amazing ambience. Gold leaf everywhere! Interesting exhibitions to look at after lunch. Plenty of walking in the grounds. Free access. We thought that Falkirk Council should really be charging us for visiting this amazing place. It... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I visited with a group of friends and we found it an excellent place for a day out. There is ample free parking, a beautiful wooded country park to walk in, and the house has exhibitions describing, historical events and bygone local industries. The parkland is well maintained and the staff in the house are welcoming and pleasant. Within the... More 

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