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Eyam – The Peak District Plague Village

Eyam village is noted for an outbreak of bubonic plague which occurred there in 1665, in which the villagers chose to isolate themselves rather than let the infection spread. The legendary story of the villagers sacrifice can be discovered along with various plague-related places of interest including the Riley Graves.

The magnificent Eyam Hall is a Jacobean style manor house, built just after the plague, which is run by the National Trust.

Eyam Museum was opened in 1994 and, besides its focus on the plague, includes exhibits on the village’s local history in general.

For more information visit: http://www.eyamplaguevillage.co.uk/

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