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Calke Abbey

| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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Especially interesting!

Especially interesting because it was left just like it had been and not done up at all. A bit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Berit V
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Moss, Norway
Father's Day Fun

We came here for Father's Day and there was a kite flying area by the car park which was really fun... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JoMary81
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Historic great house, which has remained largely unchanged for most of the 20th century, features unique collections, a landscaped park and walled gardens.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (456 reviews)
“stately home” (152 reviews)
“deer park” (77 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
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+44 1332 863822
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"country house"
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Reviewed yesterday

Especially interesting because it was left just like it had been and not done up at all. A bit spooky with the extensive collection of stuffed animals. Collector gone mad. Never been anywhere quite like this. A must for knowledge of how-it-all-used-to-be.

Thank Berit V
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for Father's Day and there was a kite flying area by the car park which was really fun to watch. We did the 6 mile Tramway Trail on our bikes which was brilliant for the children (aged 10 and 7)-not too hilly...More

Thank JoMary81
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Calle Abbey is seton beautiful grounds with woods to explore, fields to cross and a large lake that can be enjoyed. In the autumn the air is filled with the sound of rutting deer. The house is packed with fascinating items and an air of...More

Thank gracepearn
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited for Fathers Day 25 in total for a picnic,had not been for some years we parked in the first field on entering we all had an excellent day apart from no toilets down that end its ok for the men who kept going in...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating opportunity to see first hand the social decline of what had been a huge estate and house in Elizabethan times, to one of near destitution in the early twentieth century. Fortunes gained through marriage, and squandered on obsessions whilst their servants endured real hardship....More

Thank Academical
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

So on an exceptionally busy day women had to queue for 30 mins to use one of the 8 toilets available. Shocking state of affairs given the amount of people there. Also toilets near the picnic area also shut... Why go here when you can...More

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are NT members and here was the next stop on our local visits journey. We were greeted by a very nice blonde lady, wish I’d remembered her name as she was giving great customer service. We spent a few hours here and ate in...More

Thank rob27898
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called here en route home from a meeting in West Midlands as good opportunity to stretch our legs and see a new place. First headed to the cafe but the signage was a bit confusing. Ventured on the blue walk after which was lovely and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on Wed 6 June to meet up with family. We found all the staff & volunteers to be very helpful, friendly & informative. The house has wisely been left by the National Trust as it was when last lived in. It reflects...More

2  Thank Bob_LindaCheshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

National trust property offering good value. early Spring lovely to see the new born lambs in their pens with their mothers and lovely blue bells

Thank Angela H
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Mick D
May 7, 2018|
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Response from frogman75 | Reviewed this property |
It’s free to National trust members.
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Punto D
May 5, 2018|
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Response from beckywilkinson | Reviewed this property |
The gate is closed but if you park in the village and walk in on the public footpath you can stay later.
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Barbara M
April 7, 2018|
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Response from leicsduo | Reviewed this property |
I would of thought so, if not there are plenty of willing hands to help you along.
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