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Layer Marney Tower

CO5 9US, England
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Ranked #155 of 346 attractions in Essex
Type: Historic Sites
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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Not a hugely large place so a visit probably would be in the region of one to two hours. We visited during the week so was not very busy. The tower has I believe 99 steps to the top but it is not a difficult climb and has several levels with rooms to stop off and look at. Once at... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Visited on spec as passing and glad we did.We happened on a Hope and Glory musical event.. An afternoon of Tudor and Baroque music and voice supplied by 4 different music ensembles and chiors from Essex taking place in various parts of the grounds and building.these sessions ran from 4 hours culminating in a Last Night of the Proms in... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
82 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very interesting as a building but it is relatively expensive and ultimately there is little to do so only requires a short stay. Obviously well used for weddings and corporate events but needs to offer more for everyone else.

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Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My daughter had her wedding here nearly seven years ago and it was amazing. The staff are so friendly and helpful and really helped to make the day so special. The grounds, tower, wedding chapel and dining hall are all stunning and the caterers provided excellent food and service. It really is a magical place. My daughter and son-in-law returned... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

BAM! the tower hits you in the face like a collapsed black hole, forming a worm hole from 1523. Which is undoubtedly a good thing! Full marks for a truly fantastic day!

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Essex, uk
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We paid £20 for a family ticket and I don't feel that I took away any information from the venue. The garden was small but big enough to take a picnic, which I would do because the cafe is very expensive! The 'child's play area' was just a rope climbing frame. It is a beautiful place but half of it... More

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

My daughter just had her wedding at Layer Marney. It was wonderful and an excellent venue for both the ceremony & wedding breakfast.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Layer Marney Tower has an impressive facade but apart from that little else. The interior is scanty in comparison with many coutry houses. We managed to couple our trip with a Feeding the Lambs session and a Terrific Tudors guided tour. These special events made the visit worthwhile. The kids loved feeding the lambs and the guide did a fantastic... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Me, my partner & 2 friends visited layer Marney towers today & really enjoyed our visit. It's a beautiful building and the gardens are lovely. Lots of interesting history & would make an amazing wedding venue. At £7 per adult it is quite pricey but personally we really enjoyed it.

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Little Canfield, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
61 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Having seen the tower in a recent TV programme we set out on a visit expecting great things! The tower was interesting but limited access unless you pre-book a guided tour. The Church of St. Mary the Virgin contained an interesting medieval wall painting of St.Christopher. The tea-room, although pleasant was expensive and if visiting as a family would advise... More

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