Eyam is in Derbyshire near the Peak District. It is pronounced "Eem".
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.
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.
The village is small enough for walking.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 1 The Miners Arms, Water Lane, ☎ . Originally built in 1630. Food and also Bed & Breakfast.
- 2 Village Green Tea Room, The Square, ☎ .