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Eyam

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

Understand[edit]

Eyam Church

In the seventeenth 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[edit]

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[edit]

The village is small enough for walking.

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Celtic Cross
Village Boundary Stone
  • 1 Eyam Hall Manor House. A manor house now managed by the National Trust. Building and gardens open from Mar to Nov from Wednesday to Sundays Eyam Hall (Q5422567) on Wikidata Eyam Hall on Wikipedia
  • 2 Plague Cottages, Church Street. Original cottages dating from the 17th century during the plague outbreak.
  • 3 Eyam Church, Church Street. St Lawrence's Church, Eyam (Q19873136) on Wikidata St Lawrence's Church, Eyam on Wikipedia
  • 4 Eyam Hall Craft Centre.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Eyam Museum. 10:00 - 16:30. 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.

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