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Calke Abbey

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Calke Abbey is open every day, and you no longer need to book your visit in advance. Our quieter times are weekday afternoons.

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.

Garden of Imagination

27 Jul 2021 - 5 Sep 2021

This summer holiday, the walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination, where you can play games, perform on the theatre and be explore the grassy meadow with all your senses!

Calke Abbey
Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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