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Eyam

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Eyam is in Derbyshire near the Peak District. It is pronounced "Eem".

Understand

In the 17th century during an outbreak of bubonic plague, this village took the decision to isolate themselves from the surrounding communities in order to contain the disease.

Get in

The nearest train station is Chesterfield. Take the 66 or 66A bus from there to Eyam.

The 175 bus service connects Eyam to Bakewell three times a day, Monday to Saturday.

Get around

The village is small enough for walking.

See

  • 1 Eyam Hall Manor House. A manor house managed by the National Trust. Building and gardens open from Mar to Nov from Wednesday to Sundays.
  • 2 Plague Cottages, Church Street. Original cottages dating from the 17th century during the plague outbreak.
  • 3 Eyam Church, Church Street.
  • 4 Eyam Hall Craft Centre.

Do

  • 1 Eyam Museum. 10AM-4:30PM. Dedicated to the story of Eyam's isolation and sacrifice in the face of the bubonic plague. £2.50 adults, £2 children and £7 for families.
  • Carnival Week & Annual Sheep Roast. Festival held during the last week of August.

Buy

Eat

  • 1 The Miners Arms, Water Lane, ☏ +44 1433 630853. A pub built in 1630. Food and bed & breakfast.
  • 2 Village Green Tea Room, The Square, ☏ +44 1433 631293.

Drink

Sleep

  • 1 YHA Youth Hostel, Hawkhill Road, ☏ +44 845 371 9738.
  • 2 Crown Cottage B&B, Main Road, ☏ +44 1433 630858.

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