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Calke Abbey (National Trust)

Ticknall, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey (National Trust)

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.


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  • Baby Changing FacilitiesBaby Changing Facilities

  • Beer Garden/Outside SeatingBeer Garden/Outside Seating

  • Car ParkingCar Parking

  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome

  • Children's FacilitiesChildren's Facilities

  • Children's Play AreaChildren's Play Area

  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking

  • Conference FacilitiesConference Facilities

  • Cycle TrailsCycle Trails

  • Disabled ParkingDisabled Parking

  • Disabled ToiletsDisabled Toilets

  • Dogs Allowed on Leads OnlyDogs Allowed on Leads Only

  • Educational ActivitiesEducational Activities

  • FishingFishing

  • Gift ShopGift Shop

  • Information CentreInformation Centre

  • LicencedLicenced

  • Licensed for WeddingsLicensed for Weddings

  • Open All YearOpen All Year

  • Picnic AreaPicnic Area

  • Restaurant CafeRestaurant Cafe

  • Special Dietary Requirements Catered ForSpecial Dietary Requirements Catered For

  • ToiletsToilets

  • Walking TrailsWalking Trails

  • Grassy PathsGrassy Paths

  • No Paths/Rough PathsNo Paths/Rough Paths

  • Surfaced PathsSurfaced Paths

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  • Opening times

    Daily (20 Feb - 30 Oct)
    11am - 5pm

    Daily (13 Feb - 30 Oct)
    10am - 5pm

    Calke Park and National Nature Reserve
    7.30am - 7.30pm (dusk if earlier)

    Whole Estate
    25 December

    Stables, shop & restaurant
    10am - 5pm (4pm out of season)

  • Admissions

    Whole property
    Adult: 13.70
    Child (5-17 yrs): 7.10
    Family: 34.25

    Gardens, stable yards & park
    Adult: 9.20
    Child (5-17 yrs): 4.60
    Family: 23.00

    Park & stable yards
    Adult: 3.40
    Child (5-17 yrs): 1.70
    Family: 8.50

  • Address

    National Trust Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE

Upcoming Events

Conservation of the Brickyards
Conservation of the Brickyards

Conservation of the Brickyards

15 May 2017, 14.00 to 16.30 | Park admission fee applies: £3.60 per adult and £1.80 per child. National Trust members free.

Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derbyshire01332

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A rare oppotunity to visit the Ticknall Brickyards and find out about the conservation work to preserve the Scotch Kiln and Pug Mill with Dave Watts, Clerk of Works. Dave will also talk about the repair of the kilns in the limeyards to make them acessible to visitors along the way.


Calke Long Walk
Calke Long Walk

Calke Long Walk

17 May 2017, 13.45 to 15.15 | Free walk but there is a car parking fee

Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derbyshire

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Come and enjoy this pleasant walk through Calke Abbey Estate. With some steep ascents, slightly longer and faster than the weekly Monday Health Walk, this walk is for those people who regularly enjoy a health walk but are looking to challenge themselves that little bit more 

Calke Abbey
Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

22 May 2017, 14.00 to 15.00 | Free walk but there is a car parking fee

Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derbyshire

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This is a weekly social walk around the beautiful grounds of Calke Abbey. The walk is led by trained walk leaders, who are volunteers at this National Trust Park, who will show you the best it has to offer. Two walks are available - a short walk of approx. 1 mile and another of approx. 3 miles in distance. Stay afterwards and enjoy a drink with the group (£1 donation).


Park Guided Walks
Park Guided Walks

Park Guided Walks

23 May 2017, 11.30 to 13.00 | £3.60 per adult, £3.60 per child

Calke Abbey (National Trust), Ticknall, Derbyshire

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Our experienced volunteer guides and knowledgeable rangers offer guided walks across the Calke Abbey parkland, picking out the best seasonal highlights, as well as the interesting history of the Calke Estate. Walks last typically around 90 mins, but may be able to to be tailored to suit requirements - speak to a park guide on the day. Outdoor clothes and walking shoes are advised.


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