Eyam, known as the Plague village. In 1665 to 1666, 280 people were killed by the plague, said to have been taken into the village by fleas in cloth from London. The village was quarantined and food left at the boundary.
Now it a peaceful village set up on the Peak District, much visited by tourists and walkers.
The church St Lawrence was extended in the 19th century, but the Plague register is still there today.
Interestingly it one of the first villages to have its own public water supply, as there are springs in the village.
Visit Hathersage, a village further along the B6521 at the end of Hope Valley. It is famous as Charlotte Bronte wrote Jayne Eyre here, a popular place for walkers. You must try a few walks in this area, follow the B6521 into the valley for a bracing walk up the edges of the Dark Peak.
Towns Near Eyam To Visit - straight line distance:Bakewell (5.04 miles) Castleton (5.65 miles) Edale (7.94 miles) Buxton (9.85 miles)
Eyam Hall 17th century manor house home of the Wright family, portraits and furnished rooms, craft centre, shop, etc.
Eyam Museum Discover the history of the village and the Plague.