Shotley

Shotley is a village and civil parish 8
miles south-east of Ipswich in the English county of
Suffolk. It is in the Babergh district and gives its name
to the Shotley peninsula between the Rivers Stour and
Orwell. The parish includes the village of Shotley and
the settlements of Shotley Gate and Church End.

There are many places of interest in Shotley that
include the Rose public house is situated in the village
of Shotley, the Bristol Arms public house lies in Shotley
Gate near Shotley Pier and the Shipwreck public
house is located at Shotley Marina. In the summer
months, a foot and cycle ferry service licensed to carry
up to 12 passengers operates between Shotley Marina,
Harwich and Felixstowe.

Shotley Gate also harbours HMS Ganges, a former
Royal Navy training establishment for boys. A large
proportion of the naval ratings of the 20th century, boy
entrants in peacetime and men during both World
Wars, trained there. The training establishment closed
in 1976 and the site was subsequently sold for
redevelopment.

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