A lovely market town nestled in lush rolling countryside.
Spend some time wandering around the historic streets of the market town of Eye. From the Norman motte and bailey castle, 15th century church with an exquisite rood screen, Victorian alms houses and Italianate Town Hall, it is a fusion of architectural delights.
Aside from stunning architecture, the town is brimming with cafés, antiques and independent shops. There is plenty to keep any shopaholic entertained in this diminutive town.
Eye Country Market was shortlisted on the BBC Good Food Programme Best Food Market 2009. Catch it in the main square on Wednesdays between 10 – 11am (get there early otherwise you might miss it!)
The name Eye is derived from the Old Saxon word ‘Eay’ meaning ‘island’, and indeed in those days Eye was surrounded by water and could only be reached by boat!