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Callendar House

Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
01324 503770
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Falkirk
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Weather was lovely and the walk in the grounds was great. Tearoom was busy but staff were pleasant if a bit harassed. Lots to do in the park area for children of all ages, The house was terrific with a visit to the kitchen a must.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Well what will i start with the house or the park ? the park The park has lots of things to do so the kids are not board there are things like chutes Tyre swings a boating lake on saturdays and sundays if the weather is good there are bouncy castles and go karts and the kiosk with cheep prices... More

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
59 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The displays follow a time line through the development of the town as it grew from a minor hamlet to what it is today. Lots of displays of the local industries and the people who influenced the history of the town. A friendly welcome at the reception desk. Lifts & toilets on every floor.

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Falkirk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I loved the real leaf Ceylon tea. A pity the room lacks ambience but there are good views of the park.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I think Callender House gives an interesting account of Falkirk's history including its industrial past. The house is free to visit which is always a bonus. The kitchen in particular is interesting to see and there are usually cooking demonstrations going on. The ground are lovely with some woodland walks as well as more formal gardens to visit. Tearooms are... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Nice place to stop if you want to drink some tea and have some information about the Calendar park/antonine wall. not worth to visite if you are not around.

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Milton Keynes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We have visited Callendar House many times. As already stated on other reviews it is a historic house with changing exhibitions on local history as well as an upstairs 'row' of shops ranging from a Dickensian printing shop to a 60s record store. The shops are sometimes open and staffed by costumed demonstrators though check first to see when these... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We visited with friends on Friday 24th May 2013. Callendar House is situated amidst magnificent park and woodland. The house is interesting and the walk through tour well laid out and easy to follow. Make sure you visit the kitchens where you will find the guides to give you a really informative description. AND free admission!

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Good lunch mid December - home-made soup and good quality fresh sandwiches - without the usual pre-bought filler !

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Central Scotland
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17 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We took our three year old grand-daughter to the play park in the grounds. Lots of things for kids to do; large sand pit with sit on diggers; wobbly platforms; sit on spinning top. The best thing must be the huge 'castle' style climbing frame complete with suspension style rope bridge and two huge chutes; one is an enclose spiral... More

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