The village of Eyam lies amid the spectacular scenery of the Derbyshire Dales, within the Peak District National Park. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Eyam, you will discover wild moorland, and deep valleys and gorges, where superb walking can be enjoyed. Eyam is known as the Plague Village, thanks to its self-imposed isolation to prevent the spread of the bubonic plague during the 17th century. Local landmarks to look out for on self-catering holidays in Eyam include the boundary stone, one of several plague stones, where money soaked in vinegar was placed in exchange for food and medicine. The Miners Arms is a reminder of the village’s industrial past, and remains an atmospheric place for a pint of Derbyshire ale. Nearby, Village Green Café and Eyam Tea Rooms both offer good food and refreshments. By the pretty village green, Church Street Stores sells a range of groceries, including a variety of local produce. You will also find a couple of gift shops, a graceful parish church, and Jumber Brook, which meanders past the village, and into the surrounding countryside. Don’t miss Eyam Hall Craft Centre, housed in a magnificent Jacobean stately home, with gardens and a visitor centre.
Memorial Cottage lies a short walk from the centre of the Peak District village of Eyam, Derbyshire, a stone-built romantic cottage perfect for couples seeking a holiday retreat amidst marvellous moors, featuring a handcrafted oak kitchen, wood-burner stove & two bedrooms with elegant features.
Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in Eyam Holiday Cottages
The Hannah Bennet Sculpture Garden Peruse the work of this local sculptor, in a beautiful garden in the heart of Eyam.
Eyam Museum This informative museum documents the village’s experience of the plague, and the many literary and artistic representations that followed.
Chatsworth House Spend the day exploring this opulent stately home and its renowned art collection, and the beautiful grounds, with playgrounds and a farmyard.
Speedwell Caverns Take a boat tour of these incredible 18th century lead mining caverns, including a vast subterranean lake.
Abbeydale Industrial HamletExplore the workers’ houses, waterwheels and furnaces at this industrial heritage site.