Discover the house and gardens

Nestled among 600 acres of historic parkland, the house and gardens at Calke Abbey tell the unique story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Discover the 'un-stately' home, find out more about the people who lived and worked here, and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of summer in the peaceful working gardens.

Sir Vauncey's bedroom at Calke Abbey, Midlands

Explore Calke Abbey, the un-stately home

Behind its imposing baroque exterior, Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Discover the 'un-stately' home and find an assortment of strange objects around the house...

Sweet pea tunnel in the Physic Garden at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke's gardens in bloom

The gardens at Calke are full to bursting with colour this summer. See what our busy gardeners have been up to and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the garden at its best.