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Calke Abbey House

Calke Abbey House


Satnav: DE73 7JF,
DE73 7LE


Calke has a religious history dating back to the 12th century when an Augustinian priory was built on the site.

Centuries later Calke was given the title ‘Abbey’ in 1808 and the parish church of St Giles was built in 1826.

Enjoy a peaceful stroll up to the church.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


2016 Prices
Park and stables (excluding house and garden):
Adult: £3.40
Child: £1.70
Family: £8.50
Group adult (minimum group size 15): £2.85
Group child (minimum group size 15): £1.40
*groups only pay for park admission if they are NOT visiting the house and gardens
Members free

Garden, stables and park (excluding house):
Adult: Gift aid £9.20 / standard £8.65
Child: Gift aid £4.60 / standard £4.30
Family: Gift aid £23 / standard £21.65
Group adult (minimum group size 15): standard £7.80
Group child (minimum group size 15): standard £3.90
Members free

Whole property:
Adult: Gift aid £13.70 / standard £12.75
Child: Gift aid £7.10 / standard £6.60
Family: Gift aid £34.25 / standard £31.90
Group adult (minimum group size 15): standard £11.60 (no gift aid option)
Group child (minimum group size 15): standard £5.80 (no gift aid option)
Members free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesAudible alarm system



See location of Calke Abbey on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 357231  Lat: 52.80428 Long: -1.47187

On A514 at Ticknall between Swadlincote and Melbourne. Access from M42/A42 junction 13.

No parking fee, but a per-person park admission charge applies (as above)

Parking: free