The plague village of Eyam is a truly beautiful part of the Peak District and with such a long and interesting history, offers a wealth of attractions and activities for everyone staying here. Whether you want to stay within the village and relax, or you want to take long walks and discover the dramatic landscapes of the Peak District, you have plenty of choices. Here are just five popular things to see and do when you stay in Eyam.
Eyam Hall and Craft Centre
No holiday or break in Eyam is complete without visiting Eyam Hall and Craft Centre. This small but beautiful manor house is run by the National Trust and has been the home of the Wright family since 1672. With picturesque walled gardens, a Jacobean staircase, family portraits, tapestries and antique furniture, Eyam Hall is a treat for the eyes. The Hall’s former stableyard is the ideal place to find out more about Eyam and the Peak District as you enjoy a lovely cup of tea in the cafe.
The on-site National Trust shop offers a variety of gifts and souvenirs for friends and family, and the craft units allow local people to create and sell high quality products you won’t find anywhere else.
Less than a mile from Eyam, Pure Outdoor offers a range of outdoor activities for people looking for some action on their break. Learn navigation, winter survival, caving, rock climbing, first aid training and more with the friendly, professional and highly experienced team. If you want to get out in nature and try something new with Pure Outdoor, remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Less than five miles from Eyam, Chatsworth is a great day out for all the family. As well as the grand house and the magnificent gardens, there’s a farmyard and playground where the children can run off steam and get closer to animals. Chatsworth often have events on, so you can try your hand at a new craft or skill, and there are a number of cafes, restaurants and gift shops to enjoy before you leave.
Treak Cliff Cavern
Treak Cliff Cavern is just over 5 miles away from Eyam and is home to some of the UK’s most beautiful cave formations, as well as the large deposits of Blue John stone- not found elsewhere in the world. Take a leisurely guided tour through the caverns and the mine before treating yourself to something from the gift shop.
The Old House Museum was originally a Tudor dwelling but now has a wide and varied collection of antiques from the age of Henry VIII to an elephant’s foot and Macedonian ceremonial swords. Wherever you look in this unique and quirky museum, you’ll find something donated by a local resident here, making everything linked to this part of Derbyshire in a number of interesting and curious ways.
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