Calke Abbey

History Museum, Garden, and Park
  • Jean-Pierre G.
    "free entry with national trust membership"(2 Tips)
    James A.
    "Great little playground suitable for small toddlers."(2 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "Pop into the cafe for a lovely cuppa."(2 Tips)
    Carl B.
    "Great photograph opportunities near the Deer shelter"(2 Tips)
13 Tips and reviews
  • national trust
  • playground
  • picnics
  • hole in the wall
  • coffee
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  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 30, 2015
    Majestic building restored in the declined state it was found in when the National Trust took over. Interesting exhibits of the rise and fall if the estate.
  • Neil W.
    Neil WalkerDecember 23, 2013
    Some fantastic circular walks around the grounds, between 3 & 6 miles. Make sure you time the house as mid way point, as the NT have a superb cafe
  • Joanna W.
    Joanna WestMay 5, 2013
    Beautiful walk around the grounds if you go through the hole in the wall, over the weir and take the right hand path :-)
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MycroftFebruary 10, 2013
    Great place. You'll see something different each time you visit. It's like stepping into the past. Particularly like the gardens & you can buy fresh produce from the gardens.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BloreSeptember 19, 2011
    Pop into the cafe for a lovely cuppa. Read more
  • Paul B.
    Paul BurgessApril 18, 2011
    Absolutely fascinating seeing the abandoned parts of the house. Good food, kids play area, lovely grounds.
  • Carl B.
    Carl BembridgeOctober 25, 2010
    Wonderful place - Great photograph opportunities near the Deer shelter Read more
  • steven h.
    steven healeyOctober 16, 2010
    A truly extra ordinary experience . The owners of the house collected stuff .. bought it , found it , shot it then mounted it in the house to fill the walls first then the rooms .Today when we see s
  • Ian L.
    Ian LiveseySeptember 26, 2010
    Photography allowed in house (no flash or tripods).
  • James A.
    James AndersonSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    March/April - A marquee is set up in the grounds so visitors can see ewes and their newborn lambs, who are kept inside for observation for four days after birth. With the lambing season at Calke Abbe Read more
  • James A.
    James AndersonSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great little playground suitable for small toddlers.
  • Jean-Pierre G.
    Great walk, lovely coffee shop and a great playground for the kids, free entry with national trust membership
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownApril 4, 2010
    Actually spelt Calke Abbey, but my predictive text went awry.
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