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This popular village is synonymous with a dark and intriguing period in English history: the Great Plague of the mid 17th century. There are many interesting things to see of historical note, such as the Saxon cross in the churchyard and the stocks on the village green as well as a fascinating museum which tells the story of the plague. Eyam Hall has a courtyard and restaurant you could stop by, while if you’re searching for traditional pub grub and scenic surroundings, you can enjoy panoramic views from the Barrel Inn, the highest pub in Derbyshire set on the outskirts of Eyam. If you’re rearing to go, why not take a trip 6 miles south to the Monsal Trail? You can walk, cycle and even horse ride along this beautiful traffic-free route that stretches 8.5 miles from Bakewell to Chee Dale.
Unwind in a characterful cottage in Eyam and take in the atmosphere of history that permeates this unique Peak District village. Find a bolthole in the heart of this hub and enjoy morning walks down grassy lanes or hide out in a retreat on the outskirts where you can enjoy privacy and seclusion on a tranquil break far from the hustle and bustle of city life. For more inspiration, take a look through our full collection of Peak District cottages which offer up everything from two-person lodges buried deep in the Peak countryside to stylish big houses with games, gardens and hot tubs creating a lively base for a group getaway. Start searching through our Eyam cottages for an escape filled with heritage and adventure.