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Calke Abbey

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The house at Calke Abbey will re-open on Tuesday 1 March.  

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.

Let's Play at Calke Abbey

12 Aug 2022 - 4 Sep 2022

The Garden of Imagination returns to the Walled Kitchen Garden from Sat 9 July to Sun 4 September for another fun filled adventure, where children can run wild and play to their heart’s content.
Some of Calke’s Trees are over a thousand years old and some have only just been planted. Learn a few of the stories behind both the old and the new as well as enjoying a good walk through the park.
Join our guides for a twilight walk to see all that Calke has to offer as the night draws in.

Calke Abbey
Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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