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Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
Phone Number: 441324503770
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 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. Wed-Sun: 10am-5pm Closed Tuesday

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Very interesting and full of diverse, delightful exhibits

Visited Callendar House on an overcast day and was amazed at the variety and information there. Particularly liked the art display with the quirky, humorous exhibits. Forgot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Ann F
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Aberdeen

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Interesting museum, lovely grounds, however council run so not as well kept as a major tourist attraction. Worth a visit round the house though, some interesting artefacts

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Aberdeen
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Callendar House on an overcast day and was amazed at the variety and information there. Particularly liked the art display with the quirky, humorous exhibits. Forgot time and got thoroughly immersed in all it had to offer. So engrossed, tea room about to close when we approached the dining area, but have been back again. Lovely surrounding grounds with... More 

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Thank Ann F
edinburgh
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took the kids to explore Callendar park on a Sept bank holiday. We came across this beautiful building. To enter the house is free, there is displays spread across the 3 floors. The children found the kitchen the most interesting, there was an lady in costume who provided info about the use of the kitchen in the olden times.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely house and stunning grounds. Had lunch there and was of high standard with lovely cake. Lots of display boards so can be lots of reading if you want. There are also a few dress up boxes and often people dressed in costume giving demonstrations (kitchens) which adds life to the house.

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Thank Selina S
Evesham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Falkirk mainly for the wheel and the Kelpies but had a few hours spare so called in here. Free to park and go around the house and grounds which is amazing because we have been around lesser National Trust places in England and paid silly money, well done Scotland. Lovely tea room upstairs but it does get busy.... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have a young baby and love to take a walk in the grounds of the house. There is so much to do and it's beautiful

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Thank Pinstar
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were utterly amazed that our trip around Calender House was free!! This would have been at least £30 in England LOL. It had a free cooking demonstration when we were there in the Summer and some activities for kids. Outside in the park there was plently of room for the kids to run around and play and some paddles... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the first time today and interesting place with lovely cafe. Lovely parkland and walks. Exhibites were good but slightly worn out with all the reading. Lovely old kitchen worth seeing.

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Thank Bigshirl2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This impressive building houses a museum, shop, gallery for exhibitions and restaurant. The restaurant is spacious and overlooks the garden and arboretum. Table service and a slightly different menu.

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to do some family history research in the Archives Dept and the staff were very helpful, finding old photos and school records that we didn't know existed. I cannot praise them enough for their helpfulness.

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