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.


  • Accepts Credit CardsAccepts Credit Cards

  • 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


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