North Suffolk town makes national newspaper top 100 Glories of Secret Britain

Eye Church from Pennings nature reserve ANL-150114-160734001

Eye Church from Pennings nature reserve ANL-150114-160734001

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A north Suffolk town has made the Daily Mail’s top 100 Glories of Secret Britain.

The national newspaper has been identifying some of the best places to visit which perhaps go under the radar of most people, with Eye making the list.

The article reads: “It’s difficult to visit Eye without wanting to live there.

“A market town in miniature, Eye boasts one of Suffolk’s most stunning medieval churches, a timbered guildhall, the remains of a priory and streets of jettied, timber-framed houses, clustered around a castle mound.”

It also recommends a visit to The Queen’s Head for something to eat, and a stay at The Auberge country hotel.

Eye Town Mayor Maria Ford said Eye was a “gem in north Suffolk”.

“Although perhaps it is a well kept secret, we certainly welcome visitors,” she said.

“What I think is rather fabulous about Eye is that it is full of independent shops, interesting shops which offer good quality whatever it is you are buying.

“I think the castle area is a wonderful place for picnics, and going down to the Pennings to observe the nature is fantastic, as are the walks around the town.”

The news also caught the attention of Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter, who tweeted: “Fantastic to see Eye featured as one of Britain’s idyllic villages.”

Photo: Peter Hawkins