Calke Abbey

Calke Abbey

Things to see and do

A guided walk across the Calke Estate

Guided tours at Calke Abbey 

Learn something extraordinary on a free guided walk or tour at Calke Abbey, from hidden histories of the walled garden to old secrets of the ancient parkland. Find out how to join a tour and what to bring here.

Upcoming events

Let's Play at Calke Abbey

Fri 19 Aug 2022
09:30-17:00
The Garden of Imagination returns to the Walled Kitchen Garden from Sat 9 July to Sun 4 September for another fun filled adventure, where children can run wild and play to their heart’s content.

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

Sat 20 Aug 2022
10:00-11:30
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.

Guided Tours of Staunton Harold Church

Sun 21 Aug 2022
10:30-11:30
Join your volunteer guide to explore inside Staunton Harold Church. Hear stories of the Shirley family and see the decorative interior of this rare and important church.

Trees old and new walk, Thurs 1 Sept

Thu 01 Sep 2022
14:00-16:00
Some of Calke’s Trees are over a thousand years old and some have only just been planted. Learn a few of the stories behind both the old and the new as well as enjoying a good walk through the park.

Twilight walk at Calke, Fri 9 Sept

Fri 09 Sep 2022
18:30-20:30
Join our guides for a twilight walk to see all that Calke has to offer as the night draws in. This walk is now fully booked - sorry for any disappointment this causes.

Guided Ride: the Tramway Trail

Sat 17 Sep 2022
10:15-11:30
Join us on a guided ride of the Tramway Trail - perfect if you're new to cycling, haven't ridden for many years, are returning to cycling after an injury or want to build confidence on your bike.
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Eating and shopping

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Wildlife

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Our work

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Weddings

A wedding portrait of a newly married couple in the Orangery at Calke Abbey

Weddings at Calke Abbey

Nestled within 600 acres of country estate, rustic gardens and pleasure grounds, the Riding School at Calke Abbey is the perfect venue for a country-style barn wedding.

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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.

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Art and collections

Our collections

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