Back to our trip to Falkirk then and after a visit to The Falkirk Wheel we were hungry, really hungry. Thankfully we had been booked into the tearoom at Callendar House for a bite to eat.
Callendar House dates from the 14th century and sits inside the landscaped Callendar Park. The park is perfect for dog walking and picnicking. Admission is free and the museum is well worth a look. Erin loved the 60′s record shop, the interactive build a clock exhibit, and we all loved the magnificent Georgian kitchen. In fact we returned to attend an historic ice cream making demo this week, one of the many free workshops they’ve been running over the summer.
Back to the important business of lunch which was served in the tearoom on the first floor. The room is ornate with gold painted cornaces, an open fire, a handcarved fireplace and leather covered walls which have been painstakingly restored. The menu consists of a simple selection of sandwiches and panninis, a soup of the day and the most wonderful home baked cakes. A good cake isn’t too sweet, it’s super fluffy and it leaves you wanting more. We shared this slice between us but I could have happily polished a slice to myself. Well worth a visit for the superb cake and real tea made with leaves. A good tearoom is a wonderful thing, I’m glad to have discovered the one at Callendar House.
I highly recommend including a visit to Callendar House on your day out to Falkirk.