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Get an eyeful of Eye�

With colourful buildings, a striking church and quaint boutiques, this Suffolk market town is, ahem, certainly easy on the eye.

Eye Castle is one of the few surviving motte-and-bailey castles from the early Norman period. Restoration work carried out in 2013 opened up new areas to explore and provided a viewing platform with amazing views of the Church of St Peter and Paul and glorious countryside surrounding it.

Step up the pace at Thornham Walks

As Eye is in the heart of picturesque countryside, it's a great place to find footpaths, bridleways and woodlands, and neighbours numerous chocolate box hamlets and villages. At Thornham Walks there are miles of woodland paths to explore. You'll certainly do your 10,000 steps here.

Watch squirrels leaping around, and listen out for peacocks and sheep. If you need to recharge your batteries, stop off for a brew or bite to eat along the routes.

Full steam ahead at Bressingham Museum

See one man's passion for steam trains brought to life at Bressingham Steam Museum and Gardens. Three miniature steam trains run through the wooded Waveney Valley, and there's a museum of props and vehicles from Dad's Army. The six distinct gardens include Alan Bloom's Dell Garden, where you'll find 5,000 species of perennials and alpines, and Foggy Bottom, full of trees, shrubs and conifers from all over the world.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Eye? Try Travelodge Ipswich Stowmarket Hotel or Travelodge Ipswich Beacon Hill Hotel.