DISCOVER THE STORIES BEHIND THE HISTORY
Shotley Peninsula Tours takes you on a journey to find out why Anne Boleyn left her heart in Erwarton, the reason for monkeys marking the entrance to a famous old house, what it was that inspired author Arthur Ransome and why George Orwell took his name from the river.
Discover the stories behind the graves, including those of German sailors, at the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery next to St Mary's Church.
Hear tales of the Royal Navy's 150 year presence and visit the Ganges Museum, complete with a Victoria Cross on show.
Find out why royalty and celebrities such as Rudyard Kipling, Charles darwin, Julia Jones,Princess Muna al Hussein, mother of the current King of Jordan, King Harold, Griff Rhys Jones and Jimmy Doherty among others, have strong connections to Shotley peninsula.
From migrating birds to llamas, there is an abundance of wildlife on the peninsula.
Photographers, artists, bird-watchers, historians and those who just love sight-seeing away from the beaten track, will be enthralled at all this and a lot, lot more on our day-long tour.
See the Shotley Peninsular Tour itinerary. Or call 07824167196 for more details.
Congratulations to Shotley for winning both Babergh and Suffolk Village of the Year awards. This link will give you an idea of why... Shotley's beauty is more than skin deep
A community group is looking to buy, repair and renovate Shotley pier for use by all.
It is bound to be an attractive place to visit, and encourage people to walk out towards middle of Stour and off the mudflats, which in turn will benefit birdlife in the area.
You can play a part by making a pledge go online or print off and send to address on form or to firstname.lastname@example.org
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They were kind enough to send us this: "We had a really lovely day exploring where we live. So many beautiful places we hadn't visited and was told so many interesting and unique facts. Stop off at the Wheelhouse restaurant for a drink and lunch at The Rose. Thank you."
About Shotley Peninsula
With a beautiful blend of countryside and riverbanks, Shotley Peninsula is a hidden gem on the Suffolk/Essex border.
Ever since the Vikings first landed, and subsequently fought a bloody battle, visitors have been delightfully surprised at what the villages and inlets of this incredible, yet understated, area of outstanding natural beauty has to offer.
From the Strand off Wherstead, meandering through Freston, Holbrook, Stutton, Harkstead, Erwarton, Woolverstone, Chelmondiston, Pin Mill, Shotley and Shotley Gate, your trip will be filled with history dating back to the Iron Age, culture, art, amazing stories and celebrity spotting.
Beautiful bluebells in a Shotley wood
A stunning autumnal sunset at Shotley looking down the River Stour
Even on a seemingly dull day there is always something spectacular to brighten the day. Rising elegantly between two rivers the peninsula often offers something like this.
The WW2 gun emplacement recently uncovered in Heritage Park
We also saw so many more interesting things and it is clear while the trip has its basics, there are lots of fresh and interesting things to see each time.
Quintessentially English, a slight different view of RHS.
A visit to the HMS Ganges museum is part of the tour.
Learn the tales behind this World War One memorial at St Mary's war graves Shotley and other stories as part of the tour..
The tranquility of Woolverstone marina, and below, even on a moody day the Stour has its own beauty.
Oystercatchers feeding on Shotley foreshore
A fisherman working at one of the world's oldest professions off Shotley Marshes, with the backdrop of Felixstowe Docks
Above, dusk at a sailing club, and below, find out about this unique Wonder.
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Shotley Peninsular Tours
Join us for an intimate, interesting and inimitable tour of Shotley Peninsula. We aim to cater for your needs the best way we can. If you have any special request please let us know - 07824157196 or drop us a line.
Mum and I enjoyed a perfect memorable tour, with thanks to Derek. Off the beaten track to see wonderful property, with intriguing history and Royal connections. War graves with an interesting story behind each one. The HMS GANGES MUSEUM with its important historic Navel link to Shotley was more then we could of hoped for. We will be returning to the Shotley Peninsula very soon :) Diane Suttle, Northampton
Thoroughly enjoyable and interesting tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide, would recommend to everyone! ~ Jonathan Waters, Ipswich
What a wonderful tour we had during the Easter holidays! I never knew that the Shotley Peninsula holds so much beauty and interesting sighseeing attractions. Derek's insurmountable knowledge of the local history contributed to making our tour unforgettable. Thank you so much, Derek,for sharing this with us and we are looking forward to discovering more treasures on our next visit from Germany. Aundrea Abou Farhat (Koln, Germany)
A really insightful and interesting tour around the peninsular. We have lived here years and years yet learnt so much. You are on a real winner with this. Fabulous. Norman and Jane Bloomfield (Shotley)
Booked my In-Laws on a tour while my wife and I were at work and they have not stopped going on about how good it was and what a relaxing, yet interesting, few hours, they spent with an informative guide. They now know far more about the area than we do. Phil Page (Chelmo)
This is a simply wonderful day out in one of Suffolk's hidden gems. - a must see and do experience. Leave your comments here.