Calke Abbey

At Calke Abbey, 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.

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.

 

Find out about the Summer Nights Film Festival 2015 taking place at Calke Abbey this Summer

 

 

Nature with wings craft

25 May 2019 - 2 Jun 2019

Create some wild art and tick off another of your 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾.

Garden of Imagination

15 Jul 2019 - 23 Aug 2019

The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination.
This foot-stomping biopic is a romp through the years leading up to Queen’s career rejuvenating performance at 1985’s Live Aid.
“Nobody puts Baby in the corner!” Drama, music and romance are the order of the day for Frances “Baby” Houseman as she spends summer in a holiday camp and falls in love with dance instructor Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze).
Celebrate local food that's grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30-mile radius of Calke.

Calke Abbey
Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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