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Callendar House

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Address: Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, Scotland
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+44 1324 503770
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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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Great upgrade in cafe

We had a great lunch in the refurbished cafe. The new furniture blends well with the old embossed leather clad well. Macaroni coleslaw and salad was first class . Stornaway... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great lunch in the refurbished cafe. The new furniture blends well with the old embossed leather clad well. Macaroni coleslaw and salad was first class . Stornaway black pudding and potato salad was tasty. Brie and bacon roll with homemade coleslaw looked good. Teapot had a good two and half cup in the new crockery. Bran. Scones... More 

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Thank darkieScotland
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Callander house today with friends. Very interesting museum and a nice tearoom. the staff were very friendly and helpful. Well worth a visit. We combined a visit here with a visit to the kelpies ( only about a mile apart ) great day out.

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Thank 036Maz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself my wife and Daughter and her family made an impromptu visit to the tea room my wife and we have visited the tea room 8 / 9 times since its refurbishment and consequently feel we have given ample time for the nuances of the refurbishment to be appraised reviewed and appreciated . Firstly The Staff were great, polite, helpful... More 

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

Callendar House is always fun to go to. Everytime ive went they always have some sort of event. The park around it is lovely. A really lovely walk if you follow all the paths. Good for a picnic too. Ony done the swan boats once, probably wouldnt do it again but that is personal choice not anything to do with... More 

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Thank smithj306
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free to visit, great cafe with friendly staff. A must for any Outlander fan. The Kitchen and exhibitions were interesting. Welcoming to kids and great walks through the grounds. Nice gift shop too.

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Thank Sam T
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently visited Callendar park and decided to go into the house.It was very interesting and especially being able to go into the kitchen where a woman dressed in operiod costume was there to answer questions.We also enjoyed hearing the story of the house and the family who owned it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great brunch in the tea room with the family, including a 2 year old. The morning rolls were very tasty and Marilyn was very helpful. It's a lovely, bright room on a chilly January day.

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Thank J J
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the museum is a basic history museum with some quirky displays which we enjoyed like the old sweet shop. But the best thing was the staff let us visit the Kitchen (even though it was closed on this particular day) because my mum loves that kind of history and it was fabulous to see! Apparently on some days staff are... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with my niece and great nephew for lunch. Seated right away when we went in by friendly staff however could not get over the new style coffee house. I thought I was sitting in Ikea Café. Do not know who designed or approved this design but a big mistake and waste of money. The white plastic tables and cheap... More 

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Thank haxton
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Callendar House and park are on the east side of Falkirk with several entrances from Calendar Road as you head towards the town centre. I never tire of walking around the lake and lovely grounds which are often quiet on a week day. There are benches around the lake to sit with a book or just to let the world... More 

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