Beautiful Callendar House
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There are so many things to see and experience in Falkirk Scotland. I saw the Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and lastly, Callendar House. The autumn foliage gave the French style chateau a truly romantic feeling.
"Callendar House is a mansion set within the grounds of Callendar Park in Falkirk, central Scotland. During the 19th century, it was redesigned and extended in the style of a French Renaissance château fused with elements of Scottish baronial architecture. However, the core of the building is a 14th-century tower house. During its 600-year history, Callendar House has played host to many prominent historical figures, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Queen Victoria. The current building is by far the most substantial historical building in the area, with a 300 ft (91 m) frontage. It is protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. The house lies on the line of the 2nd-century Antonine Wall, built by the Romans from the Firth of Clyde to the Firth of Forth. In the 12th century Thanes Hall or Thane House, located to the east of the present house, was one of the seats of the Callander family who were Thanes of Callander. In the fourteenth century the 5th Thane Sir Patrick Callander, supported the claim of Edward Balliol to the throne of Scotland. Sir Patrick Callander was later attained and his estates were forfeited." (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callendar_House)
Used for one of the most memorable Outlander scenes to date, Callendar House was used in “Vengeance is Mine”. It was here that Murtagh, learns about the Duke of Sandringham organised the the attack in Paris that resulted in the rape of Mary Hawkins. He swiftly decapitates the English Duke. Presenting the head, he announces to Mary and Claire “I kept my word. I lay my vengeance at your feet”. (http://www.outlanderlocations.com/locations/callendar-house/)
April 22nd, 2019
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