Calke Abbey

Important notice -

Please note that the maroon walk (along the reservoir) will be closed on Weds 8 Dec and Weds 15 Dec for vital tree works. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

The un-stately home and country estate

Calke Abbey

Things to see and do

Get the most out of your day at Calke

Calke Abbey is open in line with government guidance. Find out the latest visitor information here and make the most of your day out at Calke.

Calke Unlocked tours at National Trust Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Guided tours at Calke Abbey 

Learn something extraordinary on a free guided walk or tour at Calke Abbey, from hidden histories in the house to old secrets of the ancient parkland.

Upcoming events

Calke Unlocked: a tour with a twist (age 14+)

Wed 08 Dec 2021
11:00-12:30
Museum tours not for you? Want to have a little fun with history instead? Introducing Calke Unlocked – an irreverent, behind-the-scenes house tour at Calke Abbey. Tours start in October, with more dates available throughout the year.

Afternoon tea with Father Christmas - SOLD OUT

Wed 08 Dec 2021
16:00-18:00
Enjoy afternoon tea in the café and meet Father Christmas and his elves. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT.

Breakfast with Father Christmas - SOLD OUT

Sat 11 Dec 2021
08:45-11:00
Enjoy a full English breakfast in the café and meet Father Christmas and his elves. Unfortunately this event is now SOLD OUT.

Christmas Markets in the Riding School

Sat 11 Dec 2021
10:00-18:00
Find festive inspiration at Calke's Christmas Markets, where you'll find plenty of gift ideas alongside heartwarming food and drink.

Christmas storytelling at Calke Abbey

Sat 11 Dec 2021
11:00-15:00
Cosy up in the sitting room of the mansion and listen as Father Christmas' elves tell you a festive story.

International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, open from 17 Sept

Wed 15 Dec 2021
09:30-16:00
An outdoor photography exhibition set against the autumnal backdrop of Calke’s Walled Kitchen Garden and Orangery, featuring winners of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Open every day from 17 Sept to 15 Dec.
Calke Abbey

Eating and shopping

Calke Abbey

Wildlife

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Our work

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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

Art and collections

Our collections

Explore the objects and works of art we care for at Calke Abbey on the National Trust Collections website