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Calke Abbey

| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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Dog walking

We love taking our dog to Calke Abbey all year round. The scenery is lovely and there are lots of... read more

Reviewed today
Lo B
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It was my first visit.

I had never been here before but what a treat if you go by yourself or with the whole family. You... read more

Reviewed today
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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“national trust” (379 reviews)
“stately home” (137 reviews)
“deer park” (70 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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Reviewed today via mobile

We love taking our dog to Calke Abbey all year round. The scenery is lovely and there are lots of different routes to enjoy. We often sit outside and have a cup of tea or snack at the cafe or restaurant as we can't go...More

Thank Lo B
Reviewed today

I had never been here before but what a treat if you go by yourself or with the whole family. You can step back in time as very little has been changed. Another great thing is as I said the whole family including the dog....More

Thank melmas0n
Reviewed yesterday

The village of Ticknall is a lovely location and the drive from the road up to the House is wonderful and great place for a picnic. Adequate parking close to the house, entrance procedures are simple and the house is a short walk from the...More

Thank Gilman12_13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As locals we often pop here for a lunch in the glorious surroundings. Did so today, the meals are usually of a high standard. I ordered a vegetarian main and paid for it, found a table to be told they had sold out and offered...More

Thank tracey s
Reviewed yesterday

In large parkland so children can play/picnic, rooms have been left as found in some places so interesting to see. It is dark and in these places less inviting but is all part of the history of the house, the trust is renovating slowly. The...More

Thank Julieann2003
Reviewed yesterday

What an absolute treat this place is! I have never seen so many varied collections in one property ever! The volunteers at Calke are really exceptional. Everywhere we went we came upon knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers who were wonderful ambassadors for the property. The National Trust's...More

Thank Vanessa593
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the area this is a good place to visit, beautiful grounds, brilliant history, each room from each generation has been kept, from nurseries up wards and has been left untouched and the family history is wonderful.

Thank josephine m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed Calke Abbey was a very interesting and quirky place to visit with lots to see. Was grateful for the buggy which transported myself and friends to the abbey as it was a decent walk. The staff were friendly and accomodating especially towards my friend...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Calke Abbey although fairly expensive if you're not a member of the National Trust is a beautiful place to visit. If you're not keen on going around old houses (even though this one is completely different and isn't "manicured" at all) then the grounds are...More

Thank Christine N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived unsure of what to expect as we have a young family and weren't sure if it would be 'their thing' we were however pleasently suprised. There is so much to see and the surroundings are stunning. We finished off our afternoon with a...More

Thank TedsterP
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Cynthia B
Are dogs welcome in the grounds
23 May 2017|
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Naomi S
Can you have a picnic here?
10 May 2017|
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Response from NTCalkeAbbey | Property representative |
Hi Naomi, Thanks for your question. You're welcome to bring a picnic along to Calke Abbey; we have several large picnic benches at the top of the car park and overlooking the Deer Park for you to make use of. You can also... More
I would be coming by taxi from derby centre, would a taxi be allowed to drop us off at the main hub area and collect us again from there later without being charged to enter?
8 March 2017|
Response from NTCalkeAbbey | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for your message. We have a per-person park admission fee that all visitors will need to pay on arrival (National Trust members are free!) - but don't worry, your taxi driver won't need to pay park... More