Callendar House and Park

Callendar House is a 4 star visitor attraction, a stunning 14th century, French chateau styled house, complete with working Georgian kitchen,visitor tea room and fantastic kids play park.



Set in the nationally important historic landscape of Callendar Park which contains a section of the Roman Antonine Wall, a UNESCO 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 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. Keep checking our events diary to find out whats on 


Callendar House was also recently used as a film location for the hugely popular Outlander TV Series. Visit Scotland has an excellent Outlander Film Location map which you can access here, to download the Outlander map click here. Follow in Jamie and Claire’s footsteps for yourself with this fantastic Outlander audio guide created also by Visit Scotland.


The newly refurbished Callendar House Tearoom offers a bright and airy café experience in Falkirk, why not pop in for coffee and a scone!


For a family day out why not visit the fantastic play park, bring a picnic and enjoy the wide range of facilities which include:

  • Bouncy castle
  • Children's giant inflatable slide
  • Crazy golf
  • Swan pedalos (can carry up to two people)* (currently closed)
  • Large children's play area
  • Play Trail
  • Snacks Kiosk


These amenities are seasonal and operate from April - September.The Kiosk is open daily for hot and cold snacks and drinks. Keep checking the Falkirk Community Trust Website for information about the range of events and activities within Callendar House for kids.  


As part of the development of Callendar Park, a new Natural Play Trail  has been developed. The Natural Play project has focused on creating new, exciting, natural outdoor play within the park centered around a clearly waymarked trail. Providing opportunities for all ages, even adults, to play and exercise in creative and different ways to meet their varying abilities and drives. The result is an inspiring, challenging space for children, their families and carers which helps everyone achieve the recommended 20mins of daily excerise suggested to improve and maintain good health.”


The park is also home to a beautiful undulating par three golf course set in stunning woodland that will test your skills over 9 holes ranging up to 142 yards. There’s a staffed locker room, incorporating a General Purpose room which is available for hire. Clubs and balls are also available for hire.


Stay hydrated while walking or cycling along the park with fresh drinking Scottish water from the recently installed top up tap in the park.


If you are interested in researching your family history Falkirk Archives is located in the oak-panelled Victorian library of Callendar House. For more information about the archive service, opening hours and contact details simply click here.  If you are thinking of doing some research into your ancestry Visit Scotland have a full section on their website with handy tips and advice click here to check this out. 


To find out more about the Parks within the Falkirk area click on MyPark Scotland




Callander House Facilities

  •    Falkirk Archives - to research your family history or history of the Falkirk area 


  •     Cafe / Restaurant available Serving Breakfast and Lunch on site
  •     Tea & Coffee Available
  •     Vegetarian Food Available
  •     Afternoon Tea - Booking is essential 
  •     Public Toilet Facilities
  •     Gift Shop
  •     Coach Parking On-site
  •     Disabled Parking
  •     Free Parking On-Site
  •     On Public Transport Route
  •     Baby Changing Facilities Available
  •     Children Welcome
  •     Highchair Available
  •     ASVA Member
  •     Audio Loop
  •     Disabled Access
  •     No Smoking

Callendar Park Facilities


  • Bouncy castle
  • Children's giant inflatable slide
  • Crazy golf
  • Childrens Go Karts
  • Swan pedalos (can carry up to five people)*
  • Large children's play area
  • Snacks Kiosk
  • Picnic Area
  • Outdoor Play Area
  • These amenities are seasonal and operate from April - September.
  • The Kiosk is open daily for hot and cold snacks and drinks.

dog friendlyThis attraction is dog friendly* 

 (* please note: dogs are not allowed inside the building, unless an assistance dog, but are permitted on the grounds)

* This attraction is dog friendly, click here for more dog friendly places in Falkirk

Callendar House is open 10am – 5pm Wednesday to Monday.

There are dedicated disabled parking spaces are at the East end of the house. The front of the house can be accessed using temporary ramps or there is a side entrance that provides level access into the ground floor. A small lift provides access to the two stories above and there is a disabled toilet.

More information at Callendar House and Estate website.

Check Euan’s Guide, a disabled access review site where disabled people, their family, friends and carers can find and share reviews on the accessibility of venues around the UK and beyond.