Calke Abbey (National Trust)

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With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.

Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures.  Visit the beautiful, yet faded, walled gardens and explore the orangery, auricula theatre and the kitchen gardens. Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.

The brand-new Calke Explore is now also officially open, offering more opportunities to get outdoors and active in Calke Abbey’s inspiring parkland. Find out how you can enjoy this new space, learn about conservation and sustainability, and see the future of Calke Explore by visiting the website

Opening times

Parkland: 9.30 – 16.30 (Mon – Fri), 9.00 – 16.30 (Sat / Sun)


Garden: 10.00 – 16.00 daily


Restaurant (take away only): 9.30 – 16.00 daily


Shop currently closed


Park and gardens: Adults £8, Children (5-17 years) £4, Families £20.
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  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Children Welcome
  • Children's Play Area
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Trails
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Gift Shop
  • Information Centre
  • Licensed
  • Licensed for Weddings
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Restaurant Cafe
  • Toilets
  • Walking Trails
  • Wheelchair Access

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National Trust Calke Abbey Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7JF Derbyshire