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Christmas visit

I have been to Calke many times and it is well worth a visit, but it wanted to go and see some... read more

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Christine K
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Little gem

We love visiting the cafe at calke all the staff are so helpful, the cakes are homemade and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
104mrsq
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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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.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Ticknall DE73 7LE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been to Calke many times and it is well worth a visit, but it wanted to go and see some Christmas lights and we had our grandson staying so we decided to make a visit. It was well worth the trip. There was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Christine K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love visiting the cafe at calke all the staff are so helpful, the cakes are homemade and beautiful..keep up the good work.... oh yes the bbq is pretty good too.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 104mrsq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We parked and set off on a walk from Staunton Harrold reservoir. Walking along the reservoir and then across the fields to Calke Abbey is about two miles. It was a cold day but good walking weather. The welcoming cafe at Calke was an ideal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Charles_and_Susan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of great walks and nice cafes, map was easy to follow and lovely views. Recommend walking boots as can get muddy :)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sarahbA2360CT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal for walking dogs,romping around with the chidren or brisk walk for exercise. This place has numerous walks and pathways. After a bit of a snack or a meal there are the gardens to explore. Watch out for activities and exhibitions too. Take a trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place, even the gentle drive through the estate to the car park. The whole site is a real treat and so peaceful. Set in lovely south Derbyshire countryside, the house is a gem, the grounds and walks within them a real...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul_derby0360
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Extensive walks around the park are well worth the visit alone. There are ponds, woodland and grassland habitats to explore, and some wildlife to encounter including the deer. The house itself is a small treasure of old country estate artifacts and furniture, relatively untouched since...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Treehugs
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Only had to pay £4.20 per person as most of house closed but free access to the market and the grounds. The ground floor of the house was open but we didn't go in. The market was good and the outside BBQ was very good...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol G
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We visited here in order to see the Christmas craft fair which was held in an old barn. There were some good stalls, many selling local things. We then had a quick look into the house, most of which was shut for the winter, and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Calke Abbey is always a great place to visit, especially at Christmas. I think that the National Trust have done exactly the right thing by leaving the house as they found it. It allows you to imagine how the eccentric Harper-Crewe family really lived and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Navpreet K
December 11, 2018|
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Response from ukmattyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a pushchair :)
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Kay B
August 17, 2018|
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Response from dnaorion | Reviewed this property |
Kay, best to contact the National Trust on-site for clarification
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janisslaceland
August 15, 2018|
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Response from andreaeL2856JL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the grounds on a lead.
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