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Guided tours around the Shotley Peninsula

Ever since the Vikings first landed at Shotley Peninsula and fought a battle at what became known as 'Bloody Point', visitors have been delightfully surprised at what the villages and inlets of this lovely area of outstanding natural beauty have to offer.

From the Strand at Wherstead on the edge of Ipswich, through to Freston, Holbrook, Harkstead, Chelmondiston, Pin Mill and Shotley; the peninsula is filled with history, culture, art and fascinating stories.

Now a new company called Shotley Peninsula Tours, started by a former HMS Ganges boy, gives visitors the opportunity for a guided tour of this hidden jewel in Suffolk’s glittering treasure trove of countryside and coastline.

You will be taken 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.

You will also visit the HMS Ganges Museum and hear the history behind the Royal Navy's 150-year presence on the peninsula and find out why so many of the rich and famous, have strong connections to the area.

Photographers, bird-watchers, historians and those who just love sight-seeing off the beaten track, will be enthralled by a journey of discovery in this enticing and picturesque part of Suffolk.

Landline: 01473 787375

Mobile: 07824 167196

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