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Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1324 503770
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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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The Park Gallery

The exhibitions at the Park Gallery are always top quality and beautifully curated. This gallery is a hidden gem placed within a stunning setting and is accessible to art lovers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The exhibitions at the Park Gallery are always top quality and beautifully curated. This gallery is a hidden gem placed within a stunning setting and is accessible to art lovers and the general public alike. I am pleased to discover that some of the art work is affordable, I have been fortunate to have bought a few adorable pieces under... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just been to their Christmas adventure with my husband and our 4 grandchildren and it's one of the best Christmas days out we've had. The staff are superb from the girl on the till to the "naughty elf" everybody made sure we all had a lovely time. We had a tour of this lovely old house which was decorated for... More 

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Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Come here quite often with a mental health organisation I volunteer with really nice to look around in very engaging staff took the time to give us as much information as possible very nice interior and exterior well worth the visit we really look forward to coming here

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historic house with amazing gardens. Great walks through the woods all signposted, and a lively walk around the house and Callendar lake - surrounded by lawns and a huge variety of trees. The Antonine wall is visible- and a visual guide is available inside Callendar House. Lovely, peaceful walks. Most paths suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Excellent Pitch and putt... More 

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - we do look forward to seeing you again soon! Laura More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit on a cold wet day. Staff were all friendly and helpful. We had lunch in the cafe. The food was lovely but the furnishings seemed out of character compared to the rest of the house. The initial impression was mismatched Ikea. Overall we had good time and would come back

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review and feedback! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Laura More 

Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my elderly mother to the tea room at Callendar House in Falkirk for tea and scones this afternoon and had the most pleasant time. I was able to drive the car right up to the entrance as my mother has a disabled badge and she said that she felt like she was in Downton Abbey! The surroundings are... More 

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Hi Jane Thanks for your lovely review, we are most flattered by the comparison to Downton Abbey! We will pass on your feedback to the team at Callendar House, and we very much look forward to seeing you again Laura More 

Bankya, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to visit, very well organized. Although it was raining outside and a bit too cold for a walk in the park, we did enjoy Callendar House very much. The reception girl was more than kind and helpful. Go visit it- you won't regret it.

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Hi Marina Thanks so much for your lovely review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! Laura More 

Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a completely unplanned visit here as the Falkirk wheel (which I had intended to see) is currently closed for maintenance. What a gem! Surrounded by beautiful parkland and woods, with a section of the Roman Antonine Wall and a small lake, there are walks galore! Inside the house there are some interesting displays relating to the history of... More 

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for your lovely review! The custard creams are rather lovely aren't they?! Glad you enjoyed the exhibition and we hope to see you again soon. best wishes Laura More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely park and grounds. Free entry into the house, which had museum type bits, art gallery type bits and a tea room. Seemed to be lots of other stuff to do in the park too. Although was a bit cold when we went :)

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We really hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Laura More 

Falkirk, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely horrified at the redecoration of this cafe. The melamine units, tacky chairs and tables and modern chandelier just do not suit this period building. Prices have been increased to an unacceptable level for regular customers. Our group will no longer patronise this place. Sadly, Falkirk Community Trust do not listen to feedback and go their own sweet way. Poor... More 

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FCTmarketing, Team Leader Marketing at Callendar House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments on the refurbished tearoom. We really value everyone’s feedback and as you can see from the other reviews FCT respond to comments and where possible make improvements to customer service and happily take on board suggestions. However I am disappointed that the refurbishment is not to your taste but hopefully this will help you understand... More 

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