Restrictions (yellow lines) have been enforced in the centre
of the village. By far the best place to park is at the car park on
Hawkhill Road, opposite the museum. There is limited parking at the side
of the road, but the village can get quite congested especially on holidays.
(see recommended routes, below).
There are information boards on a number of the buildings
in the village, as well as interpretation boards at the car park and on the
green opposite the hall. The museum has a range of pamphlets on the
village's history, and these and others may be obtained from shops in the
Although the residents of Eyam welcome tourists, please do remember that these are our homes. Respect the 'no parking' signs where they occur, Eyam was not designed to cater for large numbers of cars.
Some houses have plaques commemorating victims of the plague, or relating information about the history of Eyam, but these buildings are still lived in. On one occasion a lady spent some time inspecting the contents of a window onto the square before having it gently pointed out that this was actually someone's living room, and the ornaments she had been admiring were not, in fact, for sale.
That's the last time I take my mother through the square...
Where is historic EYAM village?
From the M1....Take the Chesterfield exit and then follow
signs for Bakewell. In Baslow (past the Chatsworth estate gates), take the
right turn at the second large roundabout, past the church, and follow the road
to the crossroads at Calver. Travel straight ahead, through Stoney
Middleton, and then look out for signs to Eyam on the right. As you come into
the village, take the first left turn and head past the church to find the car
||Eyam is just north of the centre of England amongst foothills of the Pennine mountains in the county of Derbyshire.
||Map of Eyam's position in relation to the Pennines and big cities in that part of England.
||Some of the local roads around Eyam. Please see Visitor Information. Also nearby are the historic towns of Chesterfield (east) and Bakewell (south).
From Sheffield... Take the Hathersage and Castelton road out of the city and over the moor. At the Fox House inn, take care as the road makes a sharp right turn, then immediately after the pub, turn left down to Grindleford. At the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge, and follow the road through the village and up the hill.
From the M6, Macclesfield or Buxton... If travelling northbound on the M6 - from junction 17 through Congleton then Macclesfield. Coming southbound on the M6 - junction 19 and follow signs through Knutsford. Both routes - follow signs to Buxton then A6 eastbound towards Bakewell. Approximately 4 miles east of Buxton turn onto the B6049 north-east until it crosses the A623, turn east towards Chesterfield. Approx 2 miles east turn north onto small road to Foolow. Turn east in Foolow towards Eyam.
To avoid the centre of the village on holidays, approach from Foolow, or over the Sir William Hill from Grindleford.buy our new CD-ROM and big colour Map
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