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Calke Abbey

| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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Great history and lots to do

Ideal to visit in all weathers - buidlings are really interesting , cafe is good value and walks... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
LynAshbourne
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Ashbourne
Mixed Feelings

National Trust members so wanted to try a visit here. We had a dog with us so we just stuck to the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Zoe M
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Chesterfield, 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 good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (430 reviews)
“stately home” (148 reviews)
“deer park” (74 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Ticknall, Derby DE73 7LE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ideal to visit in all weathers - buidlings are really interesting , cafe is good value and walks well sign posted and suitable for most ages

Thank LynAshbourne
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

National Trust members so wanted to try a visit here. We had a dog with us so we just stuck to the parklands and the cafe area. It's approx £3.50 for non members for entry to the grounds then further charges for the house, which...More

Thank Zoe M
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is stunning it’s well worth a visit. Great walks round the grounds and the house is lovely too as is the afternoon tea from the tea rooms!

1  Thank MR19702602
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit Calke Abbey for some time now and haven't been able to get there during the summer season. Would love to visit the house but unfortunately it was closed for the winter period. However the grounds were open and many people were...More

1  Thank MrToms
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel frequently between Yorkshire and the South West. I often stop here to break the journey. Beautiful gardens, very nostalgic. Mournful and hauntings of the past. Great cafe serving good food , caters well for young children.

Thank EMA2505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoy visiting the House and grounds, there are some great walks around the property through the woods and down by the water. It really is a lovely area to go and just walk around the grounds on a winters day, followed my a...More

Thank leicsduo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here (as a group) for the sole purpose of walking in the grounds today - as it was a cold day we practically had the place to ourselves, managed to do a couple of the well marked out routes and had a wonder...More

2  Thank Thisisour0pinion
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice National Trust estate with lots of walks. Lots of taxidermy Pleasant afternoon for all to share with family and/or friends

Thank Victoria D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely walk here amongst the ancient oak trees. The grounds are beautiful at Calke. There were a lot of people here on a cold February day. Afterwards we had tea in the cafe, which was full. It’s good to see that NT...More

Thank teabus
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family, young children and dogs. It’s great fun for all the family. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Thank Rachel B
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swirl999
30 November 2017|
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Response from tpugh12016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's a bit late but I dint think so , we picnic' d in the woods
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Cynthia B
24 May 2017|
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Response from Tabby456 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are many dogs around.
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Naomi S
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
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