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Callander House - falkirk near stirling


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Callander House encapsulates 600 years of Scotland's history from medieval times to the twentieth century. Great historical figures like Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie have visited the house. Now you can follow in their footsteps and discover the dramatic history which has been brought so vividly to life in the unique interpretative experience that is Callendar House.

Callander House has many stories to tell and secrets to share. Enjoy a tour of one of Scotland's finest country houses. Marvel at the magnificent painted ceiling of the Cromwell Stair and gaze at the impressive Morning Room and Drawing Room.

See history brought to life in interpretative areas within the house. Within the house there are four such areas. The 1825 Kitchen with its open fire and roasting spit, see the kitchen staff going about their daily tasks of cooking and cleaning. On the second floor of the House are the Printer's and Clockmaker's workshops. Watch and learn more about the importance of these trades to life in early 19th century Scotland, and visit the General Store where textiles, spices, candles and sweets were sold. Explore the Georgian Garden in the grounds of the house, tended with loving care by the head gardener, growing traditional plants from the Georgian Period.
New businesses are opening in the arcade all the time. and with the addition of 'The Changing Room', a gallery of modern and contemporary art and a cafe open in August 99. The Arcade is a great place to browse.
The arcade is open all year round Monday to Saturday from around 8.30am to 5.30pm. The various shops have their own opening and closing hours.