Ticknall, Derby, Derbyshire, DE73 7LE
With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. The house and stables are a little restored, with many abandoned areas vividly portraying a period in the 20th century when numerous country houses did not survive to tell their story. Discover the tales of an eccentric family who amassed a vast collection of hidden treasures. Visit the beautiful, yet faded, walled gardens and explore the orangery, auricula theatre and the kitchen gardens. Escape into the ancient and fragile habitats of Calke Park and its National Nature Reserve. Tracker packs and Detective Trails.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Partial disabled access - Wheelchair available on ground and first floor only. Virtual tour of the house available on ground floor and in the restaurant / shop area.
Family Activities every weekend in Squirt the Stallion's Stable 1130 - 1530.
Date last modified: 4th March 2013 at 09:05