Located at Ticknall, near Melbourne DE73 1LE
Tel: 01332 863822
Calke Abbey and parkland
A great house with a big difference! With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a grand 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. 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 kitchen gardens. Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.
Note: all house and garden visitors require admission tickets (free for members).
Disabled visitors: Ground floor of house and gardens accessible, toilet, specially adapted, parking spaces, buggy driven by volunteers available for access to the House
Parkland: Extensive parkland around Calke Abbey with many opportunities to link into existing footpaths to Ticknall, Staunton Harold and Melbourne. Impressive mature trees exist in the woodland and views into the deer park can be seen. Parking charge applies.
Last updated: Fri 19 March, 2021 @ 10:27