Calke Abbey - National Trust

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Vivid example of a great country house in decline, with extraordinary contents, historic park and restored garden.

* One of the Trust's most child-friendly and fun properties
* Baroque mansion with unique collections of curiosities
* Stunning 18th-century Chinese silk bed
* Invisible corridors, underground tunnels and a secret garden
* Enchanting walled-gardens and restored Orangery
* Historic parkland with ancient oaks

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

House & garden: £6.80, child £3.40, family £17. Groups £5.80, child £2.90. Garden only: £4.20, child £2.10, family £10.50

Collection details

Natural Sciences, Social History

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Stableyard after hours

  • 13 May 2016 7-9pm

Come and join a host of nineteenth century estate staff as they guide you around this once-important part of the working Calke estate. You can enjoy family crafts, peek behind normally-closed doors and listen to the stories of the servants who worked here.

Meet George the Shire horse as he is untacked after a hard day's work on the Estate.

We will have "stable-lad's tipple" and "coachman's crust" refreshments on sale near the old Estate Brew house.

Dogs on leads are welcome. Meet at the Ticket Office. There is level access throughout apart from one first floor set of rooms

Suitable for

  • Any age


This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.


Calke Abbey - National Trust
DE73 1LE

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