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Calke Abbey

| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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Fabulous day out

Full of adventure exploring all the grounds and the tunnels. The children loved it. Definitely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
McCuddy
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Derby, United Kingdom
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A wonderful place

This house is a time capsule, preserved from when the family left it to the National Trust. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
judith b
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Derby, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (462 reviews)
“stately home” (156 reviews)
“deer park” (78 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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"national trust"
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"stately home"
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"deer park"
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"nt property"
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"nt members"
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"the main house"
in 28 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 89 reviews
"interesting house"
in 39 reviews
"harpur crewe family"
in 26 reviews
"walled garden"
in 76 reviews
"country house"
in 43 reviews
"staunton harold"
in 23 reviews
"house tour"
in 21 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"extensive grounds"
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"lovely grounds"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Full of adventure exploring all the grounds and the tunnels. The children loved it. Definitely recommend. Wheelchair friendly. Gift shop is reasonably priced as is the restaurant. Always activities on in the old stables for young children.

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Reviewed yesterday

This house is a time capsule, preserved from when the family left it to the National Trust. The magnificent bed is glorious, rescued from the stables! Many fascinating collections to see which had just been left in drawers. Excellent staff to explain things to you....More

Thank judith b
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Reviewed yesterday

Always fascinating to see how Calke evolves..... still delightfully the house that time forgot but as with conservation ,a little tidying of the initial chaos is obvious! Gardens are interesting as well. A wealth of paths surrounds the house , giving a variety of lengths...More

Thank Den51_12
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a really nice time at Calke Abbey today. We went as 2 families with 2 young children each. The weather helped as it was lovely and sunny. We paid £9.50 to park and £13.70 for a family ticket into the gardens as we...More

Thank laurie f
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely day yesterday visiting with my partner and our 3 children aged 3y, 20m and 8m. Wish we'd have had the time to spend the whole day there. Highly recommend it for younger children!! There's a brand new stick maze and small...More

1  Thank Trips-With-3-Kids
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited approx. I week ago we are not NTmembers.ON arrival we asked to pay £3.80 per person just to park in a gravel car park with no facilities .The three of us paid £11 40 Then another excessive fee to go into the house.Car...More

1  Thank terryghieron46
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NTCalkeAbbey, Marketing and Communications Assistant at Calke Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there. The price paid on entering the park has been carefully considered, and we think represents exceptional value for money for a day visit, whilst simultaneously supporting our important conservation work. The fee allows entry to over 600 acres of the Calke Abbey Estate,...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This well documented NT property is well worth the visit. With rooms as found. Excellent silk bed which was unearthed unused, in boxes, so is in pristine condition. Displayed in a separate humidity controlled room. Great gardens to visit if you have any time left...More

Thank secpat
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A fascinating place. Set in beautiful countryside. Very friendly and knowledgeable guides/Customer service staff. History brought to life. First time visitor. Will definitely return.

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to Calke Abbey a few times in the past 12 months and have devised a regular route for us to walk - heading off up the hill with the house on the left and past the church before picking up the road and...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the way the house has been left in the state it was handed over and not just a duplicate of normal stately homes.

Thank Nicola P
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Mick D
7 May 2018|
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Response from frogman75 | Reviewed this property |
It’s free to National trust members.
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Punto D
6 May 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
7 April 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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