Callendar House

Historic Buildings & Homes

Callendar House, Callendar Park, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, FK1 1YR

    Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, Callendar House has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

    Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains a section of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site.

    The House's permanent displays are The Story of Callendar House, a history covering the 11th to the 19th centuries, The Antonine Wall, Rome's Northern Frontier, and Falkirk: Crucible of Revolution 1750-1850, tells how the local area was transformed during the first century of the industrial era.

    In the restored 1825 Kitchen, costumed interpreters create an exciting interactive experience with samples of early-19th century food providing added taste to stories of working life in a large household.

    The Park Gallery on the ground floor offers a changing programme of contemporary visual art exhibitions, while different aspects of cultural heritage are explored in the 2nd Floor Galleries temporary exhibition space.

    Callendar House also boasts a Tearoom with stunning parkland views serving a range of breakfast, lunch, and light snack options. And a visit isn't complete without stopping by the Gift Shop to have a look at our range of items from bespoke local made products, to kits and crafts for kids.

    Falkirk Archives are also based here with the search room occupying the House's Victorian library which is open Monday to Friday to explore their range of fascinating records and images.

    Callendar House is set within the breath-taking Callendar Park covering over 170 acres with history dating back to the construction of the Antonine Wall in 142AD. The woodland and gardens host a number of interesting historical features including an Aboretum, Ornamental Gardens, and a family Mausoleum. It's also home to three par golf course, set over nine holes, a large children's play park, and a variety of seasonal outdoor activities.

     

    Gradings
    5 Historic House
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Closed on Sunday's mid-October 'til mid-April

    Catering

    • Lunch Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Shop

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • American Express Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Children

    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area
    • Audio Loop

    Location

    • Town Centre

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Children Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony

    Road Directions

     

    From Edinburgh: Follow M9 westbound. Exit at Junction 5 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.

    From Glasgow: Follow M80/A80 eastbound. Join M876 (signposted Kincardine Bridge, Falkirk, Grangemouth). Merge onto M9. Exit at Junction 6 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.

    From the North: Follow A9/M9 south. Exit M9 at Junction 6 and follow brown and white tourist signage for Callendar House & Park.

    Free parking: The car park is accessed via Seaton Place (past the high flats); additional parking available at Estates Avenue.

    Disabled parking available in front of Callendar House.

    Public Transport Directions

    Falkirk is served by 2 railway stations, Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston, and regular bus connections. Check First Bus and National Rail or travelinescotland for information on public transport.
     

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant

    Lift

    • There is a lift
      • Lift buttons have raised numbers or letters

    Staff

    • Staff who have contact with visitors have disability awareness training

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 3

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Good colour / tonal contrast used throughout the attraction e.g. doors contrast strongly with floors/walls
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)
    • Lighting effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors e.g. pools of light and dark areas are avoided
    • Where appropriate there is a hearing loop system [e.g. ticket counter/ gift shop]
    • There is an audible alarm system

    Parking

    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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