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2010 VAQAS, PARTICIPANTS NATIONAL TRUST

Calke Abbey House

Calke Abbey House

Address

Ticknall,
Derbyshire,
Satnav: DE73 7JF,
DE73 7LE

Details

A designated National Nature Reserve and, until we opened it to the public in 1985, a largely secret world of ancient and partly tamed landscapes.

Explore the tranquil park away from the intrusion of public roads.

There's lots to see as the park plays host to some of the oldest trees in Europe and is a haven for all sorts of wildlife.

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 welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Open dawn till dusk

Prices

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



Facilities

  • 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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • 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)

Food

  • 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)

General

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

Location

Directions

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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