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Review of Callendar House

Callendar House
Ranked #3 of 41 things to do in Falkirk
Certificate of Excellence
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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. Wed-Sun: 10am-5pm Closed Tuesday
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were really surprised at how great this place was. Lots of really interesting facts about the surrounding area. We spent a lot of time going through the housevand some staff were dressed up in georgian costumes. The girl in the kitchen was very good telling us a lot about life of a kitchen maid. There is a lovely cafe and they do great wee lunches and baking. Best of all entry to the house is FREE. Fantastic

Thank Allyballyp
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

What do you do with 3 children under 10 and the coldest afternoon in history in the easter holidays?

By my reckoning, if you are in the area, you could do worse than visit calendar House in Falkirk. A historic stately home, now owned and operated by the local council, its a great way to wile away an afternoon. My kids made wish boxes, tried Easter food in the kitchen and played in the adjacent Calendar Park.

All for free!

Thank bigiainw_46
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Whether you live locally or are passing through, Callendar House and the surrounding park are places that you have to go and see, espescially when the sun is shining. Surrounded by thick green woods with excellent trail paths for outdoor fanatics and dog walkers alike it is easy to see why the House is so pupular!

Thank barrymac82
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

callendar house is in our local town so I dont know why we have never visited before this.The house has had a complete renovation and was nice to have snack in the lovely morning room. We enjoyed looking at the rooms and then upstairs to the museum exhibits. We had lunch in the tea room. Coffee, sandwich and cake were really nice but I found the only good thing about the soup was it was hot. On way out we noticed the healthy eating leaflets saying the tea room supports healtyh eating, but the soup could have done with some taste.

Thank AileenBonnybridge
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I had a rainy afternoon to fill and decided to head to the House. Neither of us had been in for years so it was as if it was our first visit. We were there for around 2 hours.

The house itself is gorgeous and often underappreciated by locals. Even if you are not going inside, it's worth going to have a look at it. Though there's no reason to not go inside because...

It's free! In an age where money has really limited what people can do (especially with families) it was great to find out we could walk in without dipping into our pockets.

The history of the house section is fantastic. Models and information boards take you on a step by step guide to the building a design of the house. You are also told how the house fits in with the rest of Scotland's history. The models, dressed mannequins and pictures keep thing interesting for the kids.

There were a couple of other exhibits on as well when we were there which change regularly which gives a reason for return visits.

So while Callendar House might not be reason enough to fly in from the States, it's absolutely worth a visit if you are in the area or interested in history.

Thank Matt M
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