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



Breakfast with Father Christmas

12 Dec 2019 - 23 Dec 2019

Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café and see Father Christmas and his elves.

Christmas Weekends at Calke Abbey

12 Dec 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

Experience magical Christmas weekends at Calke Abbey, with lights, illuminations and festive fairs for all the family.

Christmas Lunch at Calke Abbey

12 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019

Indulge in a festive three-course Christmas lunch prepared by the Calke chefs.

Christmas Gift Market

14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019

Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and discover a range of unique gifts at Calke's Christmas Gift Market.
Enjoy seasonal, heart-warming food and drink at this festive market in the Riding School.

New Year's Day Walk

1 Jan 2020

Blow away the winter cobwebs and fill your lungs with fresh air to kick start the New Year.
Browse through a range of stalls in the Riding School to find unique vintage and handmade gifts.

Lambing at Home Farm

28 Mar 2020 - 5 Apr 2020

Join us at Home Farm to see newborn lambs from Calke's rare-breed Portland sheep flock.

Calke Abbey
Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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