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Calke Abbey House

Calke Abbey House


Satnav: DE73 7JF,
DE73 7LE


With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story.

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 acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Calke Park and National Nature Reserve: Daily 7.30am - 7.30pm
House: 22 February - 1 November, Saturday - Wednesday 12.30pm to 17.00pm, Thursday and Friday Themed house visit 12.30pm - 16.30pm


Admission prices 2016

National Trust members - free

Gift Aid Prices

Whole property

Adult: £12.80
Child: £6.60
Family: £31.90
Group adult: Min 15 people £11.60

Garden, Park & Stables (Excluding House)

Adult: £8.70
Child: £4.30
Family: £21.70
Group adult:£7.80
Group child:£3.90

Park Only

Adult: £3.40
Child: £1.70
Family: £8.50
Group adult: £2.85
Group child: £1.40


  • 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 acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

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