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Layer Marney Tower

CO5 9US, England
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Ranked #172 of 315 attractions in Essex
Type: Historic Sites
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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22 attraction reviews
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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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60 attraction reviews
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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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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The leaflet said it would be a 'day out' but we spent less than 2hours visiting the Tower. Very pretty setting but not really much to do. The farm consisted of a few birds and 2 goats, the play area was ok for children up to 10 years or so and the Tower, whilst interesting didn't show you much as... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Layer Marney Tower is a very pretty Tudor Gatehouse and made for a very pleasant wander for an hour or so. The staff were polite and helpful. I saw a number of people having a picturesque time while having picnic on the grass in the sun just outside the tower. There are also regular events and it also looks like... More

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We visited on Easter Sunday to join the Easter egg hunt and feed the lambs. It was very expensive, badly organised and some of the staff were downright rude. We will not be visiting again in a hurry!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We visited for a 'feed the lambs' event which in itself was lovely, but we were surprised at the general price of entry - £7 per person with no adult concessions. Really and truly there's not a lot to the place if you are not there for an event day. The building is undeniably beautiful and unique, but doesn't offer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Layer Marney tower is a gorgeous building in such a scenic area. The setting is amazing! Very proud to be near such a stunning attraction. The Antiques Roadshow was filmed here as was an episode of Come Dine With Me. It really is beautiful and well worth a visit. They have lots of events here including beer festivals and dog... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

What a lovely place to visit, Britain's tallest Tudor gate house, Long Gallery, and the parish church of St Mary the Virgin, lovely gardens and fantastic view from the top of the Tower. Gift shop and Tea shop, a nice place to visit, with friends of family, even the little ones would enjoy as there are farm animals to be... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

At £18,the entrance fee for a family of four, we felt Layer Marney Tower was very expensive for what was on offer. This place describes itself as having everything you need for a day out.We struggled to fill more than a few hours there,it definitely doesn't fill a day!. The kids found the wooden play equipment uninspiring and the gardens... More

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