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Feel like Craig Revel Horwood ....

We visited today arriving at lunchtime for food before visiting the gardens and park. Rather than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
matthew c
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Amazing day out

Well worth a visit. Amazing home and grounds. Stunning architecture and grounds steeped in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
valerie s
Tamworth, 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

We understood that the aim of the NT was to show what happened to a country house when its owners fell upon hard times. Some of the rooms were interesting family rooms, but most were not. Did there have to be quite so many rooms...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today arriving at lunchtime for food before visiting the gardens and park. Rather than sandwiches ( more bread ) or a delicious main meal ( too much before serious walking ), we chose the vegetable tagine and macaroni cheese with cauliflower from the...More

1  Thank matthew c
NTCalkeAbbey, Marketing and Communications Officer at Calke Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Matthew, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Calke Abbey, thanks for the great review! We hope you had a lovely walk around the gardens and park.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday 8th October we went for a birthday lunch at Calke Abbey with my husband, sister, mum & brother in law. We all love going to Calke and always eat there and are never disappointed but I have got to say that for the first...More

Thank lassay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have given this 4 or 5* as it was very well managed with a number of high quality traders. However ... - the apple tasting 'hygiene' was sadly very poor. Volunteers did not have plastic hygienic gloves so all pieces were manually handled...More

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NTCalkeAbbey, Marketing and Communications Officer at Calke Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi there, we’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed by our Apple Day event. The event is organised by our small garden team with the support of our volunteers, and is an opportunity for visitors to taste and buy local and heritage apple varieties....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Amazing home and grounds. Stunning architecture and grounds steeped in history. Wonderful knowledgable and welcoming volunteers, True gem in the national trusts crown. The most enjoyable day out. Excellent shope and resteraunt. You can even take your dog around the grounds....More

Thank valerie s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't think you'll find another place quite like this in the UK. It is amazing and very, very interesting. Take the family as there is so much to do and see and you could easily spend the whole day here.

Thank alastairb488
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here on Sunday 30th September 18. With peeling paintwork and overgrown courtyards. Calke Abbey tells the story of the dramatic decline of a country house estate. Faded garden buildings such as the orangery hint at former fortunes while grand rooms full of treasures...More

2  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I try and visit here every time I’m in the UK. I don’t pay for parking so I have to walk into the grounds. I then walk around the extensive grounds and admire the beauty.

Thank Matty C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been NT members for over a decade and visited Calke Abbey when we first joined as it is local to us. We decided to revisit last week and realised just how much has been invested in the place and proceeded to spend 2 and...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here with my mum. We thought it was a very beautiful place but a few areas need to be addressed. I’ll do the positives first though as I feel the positives were pretty good. Gardens were stunning and there is a lot of...More

Thank Bushhog T
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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
Janice C
15 August 2018|
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Response from Andrea E | 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.