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Explore The Shotley Peninsula

The Shotley Peninsula sits between two Suffolk rivers, the Orwell and the Stour and is an unspoilt area of Suffolk boasting idyllic landscapes and memorable views.

It is a sailor’s paradise with both river and Alton Water reservoir on which to set sail. There are several sailing schools where beginners and experienced alike can take to the water and learn new skills.

Walking on the Peninsula is a great way to see the wildlife and fully appreciate the views. Shotley is the first destination in Suffolk to have received the Walkers are Welcome accreditation which means that many pubs, restaurants and accommodation will welcome you and your muddy boots too.

There are some of the best food places in Suffolk here. Close to Ipswich at Wherstead is the Suffolk Food Hall, not only can you fill up with loads of Suffolk goodies but also enjoy amazing views of the river in either the Cookhouse restaurant or the Food Hall cafe.  

Further down the River Orwell is the small hamlet of Pin Mill and the Butt and Oyster pub, the perfect place to sit, watch the boats and enjoy some local ales.

Check out our latest online guide to the Shotley Peninsula here.

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