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Callendar House

By AllistairK
Originally built in the 14th century, with the French Renaissance & Scottish Baronial aspects added during the 19th century, this was formerly the home of the main landowning family in the district. Oliver Cromwell; Mary, Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria all either stayed here or visited. Sitting within the Callendar Estate in Falkirk, itís now a museum and heritage research centre controlling the districts historical archives from a Victorian oak panelled library. The first organised group of amateur photographers in the District were photographed here c1890. In 2017 I got the current bunch together and we were photographed on the same spots. The resultant Prints, with short biographies of themselves written by the modern day photographers, joined the c1890 Prints and other photographic material in the archive. Good tearoom & cafe too 🙂

Tags: Architecture Textured Parkland Callendar House

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Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
12 Nov 2020 2:37PM
It looks a place of great interest. Thanks for the write up explaining this place. An excellent capture of it.
saltireblue Plus
10 11.8k 75 Norway
12 Nov 2020 2:41PM

Quote:Good tearoom & cafť too

That is the most important thing to consider when deciding which stately homes/NT properties!
12 Nov 2020 3:07PM
Very good pov. It looks like it may have some age related cricks but who can blame it after all these years and additions to boot. Thank you for the history,
Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
12 Nov 2020 5:29PM
Lovely work!

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 767 England
12 Nov 2020 8:10PM
Good shot and interesting write up.
12 Nov 2020 10:15PM
Many thanks for all votes & comments, much appreciated.

Be safe,
Allistair
12 Nov 2020 10:45PM
Love the tones and textur3s
18 Nov 2020 11:48PM

Quote:Love the tones and textur3s


Many thanks for your UA, much appreciated.

Allistair

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