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Callendar House

Bring the kids to one of the largest slides in Scotland and explore the Georgian furnishings and kitchen traditions of this historic château.

Callendar House is a majestic mansion at the center of a large landscape park. Dating back to the 14th century, it has amassed collections of historical relics that tell its story. Learn the rich history of the house as you move through the various stately halls and chambers and view its fascinating displays.

Admire the French Renaissance style that was added over the years to this large house. The building is three stories high and towers over the rest of the park. Among the mansion’s highlights is the working Georgian kitchen resembling the cooking areas of British period dramas. Try some of the traditional recipes and converse with the cook. Hear tales of the staff who worked below the stairs over the centuries. Explore the Pink Room and the Green Room to see the restored Georgian furniture and upholstery.

Visit the Park Gallery for a range of exhibits on modern visual arts. Move to the Second Floor Galleries to learn about cultural heritage. Permanent exhibits include The Antonine Wall. Look around the Victorian library, which houses important Falkirk archives.

Relax in the tearoom with spectacular views of the park. This part of the house was first constructed in the late 1600s.

Venture into the park to bring the kids to the crazy golf and adventure playground with one of Scotland’s largest slides. Stroll through the serene woodland to the Forbes family mausoleum. Events including firework displays and festivals take place in this park.

Peruse the items for sale, such as jewelry, chocolate and books, at the gift shop. Learn of the prominent historical figures who stayed at this château, including Oliver Cromwell, Queen Victoria and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Visit the house from morning until late afternoon any day except Sundays. Admission to the house is free.

Callendar House is in a large park in the southeastern region of the city. Take a regular bus from central Falkirk to the mansion in less than 10 minutes. The 1-mile (1.6-kilometers) walk from Falkirk Grahamston Railway Station should take about 20 minutes.

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Hotel Cladhan $85
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2019
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Hotel Cladhan

Hotel Cladhan

Kemper Avenue, Falkirk, Scotland
     
    4.3 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Perfect location for all of the local tourist attractions - everything a 5 minute drive. Hotel has everything you need and staff are extremely helpful - the lady that checked us in was the perfect tour guide and helped us create our itinerary- thank you.

    Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa $111
    Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019
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    Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa

    Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa

    Grange Road, Polmont, Falkirk, Scotland
       
      3.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0

      The property is beautiful outside, the rooms are good. Bed is so comfortable too. The spa facilities are very good.

      Premier Lodge $74
      Premier Lodge

      Premier Lodge

      Westmains Industrial Estate, Grangemouth, Scotland
         
        3.5 out of 5.0

        Situated in Grangemouth, this hotel is close to The Helix, The Kelpies, and Callendar House. Regional attractions also include Falkirk Wheel and Linlithgow Palace.

        Rosies Bed and Breakfast
        Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018
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        Rosies Bed and Breakfast

        Rosies Bed and Breakfast

        115 Oswald Street, Falkirk, Scotland
           
          5.0 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0

          Rosie was so friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The accomodation was fine. Room was spacious & Very clean. Overall my wife and I had a lovely stay. Will definitely be back.

          Orchard Hotel $57
          Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019
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          Orchard Hotel

          Orchard Hotel

          2 Kerse Lane, Falkirk, Scotland
             
            3.6 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Nice, clean and quiet. Ecxellent staff. Very couteous. Bed and mattress Ok. Food is expensive.

            Craignish Apartments
            Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
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            Craignish Apartments

            Craignish Apartments

            104 Thornhill Road, Falkirk, Scotland
               
              4.0 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0

              Apartarmento reformado totalmente y muy bien equipado. Secador de pelo, lavadora, secadora, maquina de café, plancha...y detalles como; agua, gallegas, café, azucar. Nosotros nos alojamos aquí porque nos cogía de paso tanto para Glasgow como para Edimburgo. Lo único malo fue que había que ir hasta ...

              Trust - Falkirk - 2 Bedroom Apartment
              Trust - Falkirk - 2 Bedroom Apartment

              Trust - Falkirk - 2 Bedroom Apartment

              Falkirk
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Falkirk, this property is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Callendar House and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Helix and The Kelpies. Falkirk Golf Club is 3 mi (4.9 km) away.

                Carmel Apartments $90
                Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019
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                Carmel Apartments

                Carmel Apartments

                160 Thornhill Road, Falkirk, Scotland
                   
                  4.8 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  We liked that is was so clean and had everything you needed. It was well stocked with some of tge things you coukd firget like salt pepper and washing liquid etc. The apartment was also close to shops and within walking distance to town ce tre.