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A good day out

This was a good day out, lots to do and some really good walks. Plenty of seats in the cafe and the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul C
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Ely, United Kingdom
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Review of the walk from here to Staunton Harold reservoir

We parked at Calke Abbey and walked down the hill at the back of the car parts. There’s a little... read more

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knmatt
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Birmingham, 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
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Ticknall DE73 7LE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a good day out, lots to do and some really good walks. Plenty of seats in the cafe and the house is fascinating.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Paul C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked at Calke Abbey and walked down the hill at the back of the car parts. There’s a little pond and you swing round to a deer park. They were out in numbers and we saw loads of them. The walk continues up the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time we have been here and it is a great day out the only thing that lets it down is the food it so very expensive 2 sausage and 2 drunks £9.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MichelleHoggins
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love Calke Abbey and as a local NT property we visit fairly often. We visited on the Saturday over the Easter Bank Holiday and the weather was a scorcher. As we arrived the queues were out of the gate onto the road. A friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank simonderby1971
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have not been to Calke Abbey for years even though we are members of the National Trust but friends with young children suggested it as a family day out. As expected it was very busy on a lovely sunny Bank Holiday but the entrance...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The journey begins, lovely sunny day, up a single track, no way of turning round, first sign park £2- 4. Something ... per person bit expensive for a family :( ... I had no idea this was just the car park.. and cafe areas.. it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a walk round the lake and through the woods where the bluebells are out. The gardens near the house are lovely with lots coming into bloom. My tips are use the cafe not the restaurant,unless you want a meal as it is much...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DavidA200
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live quite close to Calke Abbey and visit most weekends and we never tire of the place.......however, the Cafeteria is one of the most noisiest places we have ever sat in to have a cup of tea. The reason being is the wooden chair...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 0591dg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to have a day out and had a wonderful walk around the waters but unfortunately the abbey and cafes were totally over crowded. Not recommended to visit on bank holiday weekend when the weather is great. Also the cake we bought...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 680joerns
Reviewed 1 week ago

NT did what it does best ...... fabulous, dedicated, volunteers and an house with an interesting recent history background. I especially enjoyed the guided garden walk which was more about the fashion that sculpted the landscape, than individual plants. Reliable tuck in the cafe and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Navpreet K
December 11, 2018|
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Response from ukmattyc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a pushchair :)
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Kay B
August 17, 2018|
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Response from dnaorion | Reviewed this property |
Kay, best to contact the National Trust on-site for clarification
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janisslaceland
August 15, 2018|
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Response from andreaeL2856JL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in the grounds on a lead.
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