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



Garden of Imagination

17 Aug 2019 - 23 Aug 2019

The walled kitchen garden has been transformed into the Garden of Imagination.
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked - a new kind of tour at Calke Abbey. Play games, take selfies, and see Calke in a whole new light.

Monthly Ranger Walks

30 Aug 2019

Join one of our Rangers on a walk around the Parkland.

Twilight Walk

30 Aug 2019

As the sun begins to set, experience the beauty of twilight on this guided walk in the park.
Celebrate local food that's grown, raised, baked or caught within a 30-mile radius of Calke.

Bonhams Valuation Day

17 Sep 2019

Bring your silver, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, furniture, clocks and works of art to be valued by experts from Bonhams Auctioneers.
Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Kids with Cameras

26 Oct 2019

Bring your camera to Calke and have some fun with the photography team on this creative walk in the park.

Pumpkin Party

31 Oct 2019

Get in the spooky spirit at Calke's pumpkin party in the walled garden.

Deer Park Walk

3 Nov 2019

An exciting opportunity to join our countryside manager for a walk inside the deer enclosure, then enjoy a coffee and a cookie afterwards.

Discover the Amazing Stableyards

9 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Take a look at some of the discoveries our volunteers have made about Calke's stableyards.

Calke Abbey
Ticknall Derbyshire DE73 7LE

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