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Christmas at Calke!!!!!

We arrived here at around 3pm for the Christmas at Calke lights trail which takes you up to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mansfield, United Kingdom
Great for Photography

Great place, historic, beautiful and wildlife. Brilliant to go with your camera and also calm and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sam B
Derby, United Kingdom
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Historic great house, which has remained largely unchanged for most of the 20th century, features unique collections, a landscaped park and walled gardens.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ticknall DE73 7LE, England
+44 1332 863822
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All reviews national trust stately home deer park stuffed animals well worth a visit walled garden country house fascinating place extensive grounds fascinating house lovely grounds nt property car park the kitchen ticket office former glory house tour
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived here at around 3pm for the Christmas at Calke lights trail which takes you up to the decorated church and around some of the gardens. This was a very nice experience and the children loved following the lights. The bottom part of the...More

Thank TheJacquesTravels
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place, historic, beautiful and wildlife. Brilliant to go with your camera and also calm and relaxing to potter around the house.

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calke Abbey and gardens is always worth a visit as it is SO different frim other stately homes, just being conserved. Highly recommended is a walk through the Park. There ade numerous different routes, but a favourite is round the lakes and lime kilns. Watch...More

Thank ddilling30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent walks. scenary good. Very interesting place, although, still being restored, but looks like museum. Like time stood still. Restaurant good. Has the promise of being excellent when fully restored. You need your car to get there but very central in the UK and accessible,...More

Thank barriegb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are lots of walks to try and it is close to the pretty Staunton Harold reservoir. On the estate are a large country house, preserved in the state in which it was acquired by the National Trust, an estate church, gardens, various greenhouses, such...More

Thank 378lizh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here with the intention of only visiting the grounds and gardens (time constraints). What a great NT property! They give you a CD to play in your car on the drive to the main house, which explains about the history of the property....More

Thank emuslushy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well organised event more or less at the end of the season for the House, only a short walk from the car park to the event that had many local products that could be sampled before purchasing, we bought pies and cheeses then went for...More

Thank Maurice J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wander through the remains of a once great house, which slowly decayed as the money ran out. The last owners inherited the huge costs but no income and closed down room after room. This has now been preserved as it was left and is a...More

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today (12th November) was a sunny autumnal day with the leaves providing glorious vistas, The paths are clearly marked and provided much of interest to our two Labradors. There is a vast area to explore, with bird hides, an ancient oak, reservoir and gardens. Somehow...More

1  Thank Ivor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I attended a guided tour of the deer park hoping to get closer to red deer and fallow deer. Unfortunately as we walked toward the deer they keep walking away. However, the park manager continually gave us excellent information about the deer and the history...More

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Kay B
17 August 2018|
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Response from dnaorion | Reviewed this property |
Kay, best to contact the National Trust on-site for clarification
15 August 2018|
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Response from andreaeL2856JL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the grounds on a lead.
Mick D
7 May 2018|
Response from frogman75 | Reviewed this property |
It’s free to National trust members.