Guided Tours of Staunton Harold Church

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.

  • Booking essential

Standing peacefully in rolling countryside, you do not have to look far to find stories from one of the most turbulent times in English history. Find out more about this rare building's significance to history and religion during the English Commonwealth era (1647 - 1660).

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.50
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  • Child £2.50
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The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Meeting point
Outside the front of the church.
What to bring and wear
Flat footwear and warm clothing if it's chilly.
Accessibility
Ramped access can be gained into the church. The tour visits the ground floor only with level access throughout. The floor is historic flagstones and can be uneven in places. There is level access from the car park to the church but floor surfaces vary.
Other
No toilets at the church, nearest are located in the Ferrers Centre, a short walk away. Parking is in the main visitor car park for the Ferres Centre - the walk to the church is approximately 5 - 10 minutes.

Contact Info

Name
Calke Abbey
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332863822

Upcoming events

Let's Play at Calke Abbey

Mon 15 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.

Guided Ride: the Tramway Trail

Mon 15 Aug 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.

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

Wed 17 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.