A pleasant, relaxing site next to the Calke Estate (National Trust) forming the South Derbyshire/Leicestershire border and within The National Forest. The site boasts a beautiful wildflower meadow, the remains of a 250 year old windmill, an arboretum 3 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (Springwood NR, Dimminsdale and Feeder Ponds) and picturesque surroundings. The site also has a sailing club and fishery.
Open daily : (April - Oct) 7am - dusk. (Nov - March) 8.30am - 4pm. Admission is Free.
Car Park charge is £3.50 for four hours. Or £5 all day. Open all year, including Bank Holidays and New Year (only closed at Christmas).
- Designated disabled parking
- Fully accessible disabled toilet
- Clear signage throughout venue
- Hearing loop in key places
- Wheelchair accessible
- Plant-based menu options or vegetarian or vegan friendly options
- On-site catering
- Picnic site
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Children welcome
- Parking with charge
How To Find Us
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Poised somewhere between gentle neglect and downright dereliction, Calke Abbey is unlike other great country estates.
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