Calke Abbey

Interesting
A long avenue crosses extensive undulating parkland before reaching this 18C property nestled in a deep valley. The estate remained in the hands of the same family from 1622 to 1985. As a result, it has changed little, particularly since 1886. The walled garden is home to a flower-decked garden planted out in the 19C in the "mixed" style, a medicinal garden known as the "Aurcula Theatre", and an 18C greenhouse.

Useful information

Address:

Ticknall, DE73 7LE Melbourne

Phone:

+44 1332 863822

Price:

12.75 £

Opening hours

house: Mar-Oct: 11am-5pm - gardens: Feb-Oct 10am-5pm; park: 7.30am-7.30pm (except 25 Dec)