The Area

Maywalk House B&B is in Eyam which lies at the heart of the Peak District; the moment you enter you’ll realise you’ve come to a very special place. It may be a small village, but it is full of history and well worth exploring.  

 The Eyam Museum, which is only a few minutes walk down the hill from us, tells the story of how the village was affected by the Bubonic Plague in 1665 after the village tailor received some cloth from the plague-stricken London, which contained plague-carrying fleas. The story tells how villagers suddenly became ill with the plague, which claimed 260 lives (a third of the population) over a 14-month period and describes how the villagers quarantined themselves to stop the disease spreading throughout the county.

Many of the cottages where the plague struck still stand today and a number carry commemorative plaques providing information on the victims and their families.   An authentic history of those fearful months is vividly told in an exhibition in Eyam Church where a video presentation and talks are also available For further details and the latest information about what is happening in Eyam please click here.

The Peak District​

Further afield from Maywalk House B&B, all the Peak District’s major attractions are within easy reach, in fact within a 20 minute drive you can discover the splendour of Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall, explore the spectacular underground cave systems at Castleton (home of the famous Blue John) and Poole’s Cavern in Buxton, take in the breath-taking views from Monsal Head, or the magnificent scenery around the Derwent Dams, famed for the “Dambuster” training runs.

This, and much more, is what the Peak District is renowned for so whether you are an outdoor enthusiast who is into walking, cycling, climbing, caving, gliding or prefer a quieter holiday experience and wish to simply chill out or immerse yourself deeper into the history of the area, there’s an attraction or activity in the Peak District to suit every taste.

For a list of activities and events happening throughout the year in the Peak District follow: Visit Peak District.

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