The traditional village of Eye is situated on the edge of the unique and unspoilt Cambridgeshire Fen landscape – but only two miles from the thriving, historic city of Peterborough. It offers the perfect blend of rural tradition and cosmopolitan sophistication. Residents can enjoy the rural lifestyle and the superb arts, entertainment and shopping facilities of Peterborough.
Eye has been a settlement since around 2000 BC. Evidence of occupation and artefacts has been found close by at Flag Fen and to the west of the village is the Roman ditch, Car Dyke, which runs for more than 80 miles. The Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre is a 20 acre archaeology park where you can explore the reconstructed Bronze Age landscape and village or wander along the ritual causeway.
Eye benefits from excellent transport links, including easy access to the A47 and A1, and fast direct rail connections from Peterborough to London, Cambridge and Stansted Airport.
Eye has a number of pre-schools and primary schools. Secondary school pupils have a choice of nearby Arthur Mellows Village College or schools in Peterborough city. College and university students can travel to either Peterborough or Cambridge.
Retail and Leisure
Eye is a vibrant village with excellent amenities including a selection of independent shops, pubs and restaurants, a library and community centre. The village has its own nature reserve at Eye Green and a little further afield there are plenty of opportunities to discover idyllic Fenland waterways, woodlands and wildlife conservation areas.
Nearby Peterborough provides for all tastes and ages. The city boasts several shopping centres, cinemas and theatres. Nestling in the heart of Peterborough is Ferry Meadows, a 500 acre park with meadows, lakes and woodlands to explore.