Calke Abbey
Ticknall, Melbourne DE73 7LE Driving directions
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house: Mar-Oct: 11am-5pm - gardens: Feb-Oct 10am-5pm; park: 7.30am-7.30pm (except 25 Dec)


A long avenue crosses verdant 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, the house has changed little, particularly since 1886. Within the large walled garden there is a flower-decked garden planted out in the 19C in the "mixed" style, an auricula theatre and an 18C greenhouse.


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