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Historic House


Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey


DE73 7LE

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Visit a country house, park and garden frozen in time
At Calke Abbey you'll see peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. Discover the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Listen to the tales of an eccentric family who amassed an amazing collection of hidden treasures and everyday objects.
Stroll through the beautiful walled gardens and escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Opening details

Please see our website for opening times


Admission for National Trust members is free. All other visitors pay a per person charge to visit the Park and Stables at our Park entry point. Additional tickets for the House and Garden, if required can be purchased from the ticket office. National Trust members must also collect a free of charge ticket for admittance to the House and Gardens.

WHOLE PROPERTY* (house, garden, park & stables) Adult £13, child £6.50, family £32.50
PARK AND STABLES (excluding house and garden) Adult £3.20, child £1.60, family £8.00
GARDEN, PARK AND STABLES* (excluding house) Adult £8.70, child £4.35, family £21.75
*Includes a voluntary donation 10% Gift Aid donation. You can choose to pay standard admission prices which are on display at the Ticket Office.



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Map reference: SK 373220  Lat: 52.79471 Long: -1.44692

South of Derby, on A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Derby station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • Received 4/12/08


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesAudible alarm system