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Eye Hotels and Guest Houses

The White Horse Hotel
Norwich Road (Main A140), Eye, IP23 7ET
   +44 (0)1379 678222
Single from: £60.00
Double from: £89.00
per room per night
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The Oaksmere
The Oaksmere Hotel, Rectory Road, Brome Nr. Eye, Suffolk, Eye, IP23 8AJ
   +44 (0)1379 870326
Single from: £109.00
Double from: £109.00
per room per night
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Though its name is a bit odd and jarring, the town of Eye is a lovely and charming locale that beautifully evokes the unique atmosphere and quaint beauty that makes the county of Suffolk so beloved throughout the world. With a population that barely reaches two thousand, Eye is more of a village than a town in the strictest sense of the word but it is this quaint atmosphere and quite charm that makes Eye so appealing to so many. Don't let its size fool you, however: Though Eye may not be a metropolis it is definitely filled to the brim with exciting diversions and it has a rich history that makes it an indispensable part of the United Kingdom.

The reason for Eye's quirky name is because, in Old English, the word "eye" meant island. This is where we get the modern day descendents of the term like isle and islet. Interestingly enough, Eye is not an island but research shows that it was most likely surrounded by water when it was first populated and given its name. The River Dove is not the deep and roaring body of water that it once was and it is surmised that in those days it filled up the marshy area around Eye and gave the town the appearance of being surrounded by water on all sides. Even to this day the Dove floods occasionally and Eye falls victim to flash floods at intermittent times.

Eye had been populated long before civilization as we know it and the proper naming of towns arose. Relics from the Bronze Age have been found in the soil of Eye but even older artifacts unearthed in the town show that Eye has been a home to people and animals from the Paleolithic Era on. At any rate, many coins from the Roman Empire have been found in Eye and it is around this time that we find the Eye we know and love. From then on Eye took on the usual course of most towns in Suffolk and England in general: After the collapse of the Roman Empire Eye fell under control of Saxons, then Danes, and then finally was included in the Domesday Book as part of the Crown. Interestingly enough, it is after the first millennium that Eye truly began to flourish despite the fact that it has been inhabited for nearly as long as human beings have been around. It was in the eleventh century that the famed Church of St. Peter and St. Paul was erected in the town and it was also around this time that Eye Castle was constructed. Many of the stunning pieces of architecture that have made Eye so beloved throughout the years have fallen into disrepair but there are still plenty of wonderful edifices in the town that date back over a thousand years. If you have yet to visit this quaint but fascinating piece of earth in the county of Suffolk it is highly recommended that you do so as soon as humanly possible.

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