Visit to Eye Town in Suffolk
The Town of Eye was recorded in the Domesday book of 1066 and still boasts the Medieval charm.
Eye Castle is one of the few surviving motte-and-bailey castles from the early Norman period. Built shortly after the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Eye is still at the forfront in the 21 century see more information on YouTube @eyetcsuffolk take a quick look at Eye from the castle keep.
Eye Castle is free to visit and is open all year. For all the facts on the castle follow this link. A great visit for the children.
As you drive towards the town of Eye on the B1077 Cranley Green Road you will find this rather grand wood carving on the right of the road just ahead of the Eye Town sign on the left. The wood carving marks the start of the footpath towards the Pennings nature reserve.
Big Head sculpture by Ben Platt – Mills a New Age sculpture who’s work can be seen in Scole Norfolk, Eye and Christchurch Park Ipswich. Ben’s funeral was held at Eye Community Centre and he rests beneath and amoung the stars in Eye cemetery.
The approach to Eye on the B1077 takes you over Kings Bridge once over the bridge you will see the old toll house the first building on the right .
Every town across England had its Almshouse and Eye is not alone. This rather grand pair of Almshouses survive and are still in use. They can be found on Lambseth Street facing the Fire Station where the reading room once stood, in the days when the newspaper was king and the only way to keep up with the news. No Social Media or Mobile phones.
By the side of the Fire Station runs the Rettery parallel to the Lambseth Beck here you will find the start of the Way of Healing Wood walk
The Queens Head The last public house open in a town that once boasted so many. You may like to take the town pub walk a visit to each of the buildings that once were a working public house. The Queens Head is thought to be named after Queen Boudica, Queen of the Iceni tribe and Queen of East Anglia who was famous for leading a failed uprising against the conquering Roman Empire.
A fine free house town pub with local Ale and Beer on tap. Fine wine and spirits also very good food. This award winning pub holds the title of friendliest pub in Suffolk.
Take a walk through the grounds of the Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Eye Suffolk
View Eye Suffolk at 7am Part two from France to Eye Handyman via handmade chocolate and the Tudor Bakehouse
Broad Street part three Kerrison Monument and Friday market place
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You may also wish to visit the Eye Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul details here
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