The image top is of the front of Callander
The second image is of the remains of the
Antonine Wall at the rear of the House.
The House is now used as a Museum covering
the history of Falkirk and the House from the
1000s to 1900s.
You can view the Old Kitchen and taste food
made from recipes from hundreds of years back,
then upstairs there is a vast museum covering
the early wars, the evolution of Falkirk,
industrial revolution, sport, and an art
On the east side of the house is a kids play
area and boating pond.
On the west side is a kids play area with a
Callander House History
140s - The Romans built the Antonine Wall
across central Scotland, passing through the
area where Falkirk and Callander Estate are
1100s - the Callander family owned Callander
Estate with their house known as Thanes Hall,
said to be a large wooden building. Nothing can
be seen of Thanes Hall today.
1300s - Sir Patrick Callander had the estate
taken from him after supporting Edward Balliol
in his battles with Robert the Bruce.
1345 - Callander Estate was awarded to Sir
William Livingston by King David II, son of
Robert the Bruce. Sir William was married to
Christian Callander, daughter of Sir
1400s - the Livingston's built a Tower House
close to Thanes Hall.
1600s - James, 8th Lord Livingston, fought
on the King's side during the Civil Wars.
1641 - James was created 1st Earl of
Callander by Charles I.
1651 - Callander House was besieged by
Cromwell's army with James forced into
1660 - James returned to Callander House
following the Restoration of the Stuart Kings
in 1660. He then set about building a large
Mansion around the original Tower House in
Continental Classical style.
1688 - the Jacobite Rebellions began over
the Catholic Stuart Kings being removed from