Calke Abbey

Important notice -

We're currently undertaking some conservation work in the house, so please be aware that there will be scaffolding in the inner courtyard until later in the year. Your money helps to fund this vital work and we'd like to thank you for your support.

The un-stately home and country estate

Calke Abbey

Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Calke Explore / Garden of Imagination

Mon 25 Jul 2016
Enjoy carefree summer days in our exciting natural play areas.

Ranger Ramble - A walk in the woods

Thu 04 Aug 2016
Join a ranger on a ramble through our woodlands.

'Calke - Captured' Photography Exhibition

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Come along to an exhibition in the Riding School and browse the winning entries from the annual Calke on camera photography competition. This year's theme is 'Calke - Captured'.

Outdoor cinema - summer nights festival

Sat 06 Aug 2016
Come and enjoy great films in a spectacular outdoor heritage setting

Craft skills day

Thu 11 Aug 2016
A day of hands-on activities and demonstrations to show you what our ranger and building team get up to day-to-day, from trimming sheep's feet to building dry stone walls.

Archaeology weekend

Sat 13 Aug 2016
Watch our archaeologists at work searching for some of the lost buildings in the Calke gardens.
Calke Abbey


Calke abbey cream scone

Eating and drinking

Why not enjoy a great range of food and drink while you're here?

Calke Abbey


Calke Abbey

Our work

Our work Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

Places to stay

Wicket Nook holiday cottage at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey's holiday cottages 

Whether you want a romantic break or a larger gathering for friends and family, we can accommodate your needs.

Calke Abbey


Calke Abbey

Get involved

Mushroom growing on the Calke Estate

'Calke – Captured' Photography Competition 

Calke's annual photography competition will be open for entries between 2 July and 23 July inclusive. This year's theme is 'Calke – Captured', so bring along your camera and capture a moment in time anywhere on the estate.