AboutVisit 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.
Bask in the scents and colours of Calke's vibrant walled gardens. As well as being beautiful, this was a working garden, supplying fruit, vegetables and flowers to the house.
Calke Park is a rich and varied landscape, from rolling grassland to ancient oaks. 80 hectares of the 240 hectare park is a National Nature Reserve, of international wildlife importance and a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
St Giles Church
The parish church of St Giles, situated to the south-west of Calke. The church was rebuilt in 1826, and new features included a narrow tower and embattled nave.
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.
- Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2016
- Visit England VistEngland VAQAS 2016
- National Trust Property
Booking & Payment Details
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Parking with charge
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
- Guided tours for groups
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Wheelchairs available
* Please see our website for opening times
Map & Directions
South of Derby, on A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 exit 13 and A50 Derby South
Accessible by Public Transport: Derby station is 10 miles away.