This small and pleasant market town can be found south of the River Waveney. Eye gets its curious name from Anglo-Saxon term for ‘island’, as it was formerly surrounded by water.
Eye is dominated by its Victorian Town Hall and the town itself is built around the castle which is thought to date back to the 11th century. For any budding historian you can take a stroll around the town trail and visit some predominant and historic buildings to familiarise yourself. Eye’s 15th century Church of St Peter and St Paul has a Guild Hall just beside it which dates back to the 1400s.
The town is twinned with Pouzauges in France and this promotes links to continental tourism. There is no official Tourist Office in Eye, although McColls newsagent and convenience store keeps an array of leaflets which are available to tourists including “Eye Suffolk, A Tourist Guide”, “Heart of Suffolk Treasures”, “Eye Cycle Route” and the “Eye Town Trail”.
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