Calke Abbey

COVID-19 UPDATE

Important notice -

We're working hard to reopen many of our places where it is safe to do so, however Calke is closed.


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.

Celebrate the pawfect Father's Day at Calke Abbey's summer dog show, with dog-friendly stalls, fun classes and guided dog walks.

Garden of Imagination

11 Jul 2020 - 6 Sep 2020

Let the kids run free in the sunny Garden of Imagination all summer long.

'50 things' Crafts and Activities

3 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020

Head over to the Riding School to find inspiration for your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' challenges.
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Information relating to Coronavirus.

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the latest government advice regarding social distancing, venues and attractions are currently closed and events cancelled or postponed. We will be constantly updating the website and will keep people informed of any changes via social media. We urge visitors to follow Public Health England Guidance regarding Coronavirus.