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Address: Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Phone Number: 01206 330 784
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Great view from the Tower

Spent a couple of hours wandering around the site. As well as the Tower which you can climb for great views across the Essex landscape, there is a church, long gallery and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Always wanted to visit. Henry VIII visited, Elizabeth 1 visited, and now we have. It's off the beaten track south of Colchester, and down country lanes. It's not big, and it wasn't crowded either - and it was half term. But it's impressive and after a really interesting climb up the tallest Elizabethan gatehouse in the UK through rooms with... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to send in the review, we really appreciate it. Glad you had a good visit, it is fun to climb to the top of the Tower, it is always amazing to think how they managed to build such a building so long ago. More 

Hai Duong, Vietnam
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

What a glorious setting for a wedding, with a romantic double decker bus ride from church to the Tower, along some of the most beautiful countryside in Essex! Then through some winding single track lanes, still in Tower's own double decker bus, past special breed goats, sheep and similar on the approach drive up to the Tower itself. And Layer... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Glad you had a wonderful time at the wedding. We too love the double decker bus too, it really does make a fabulous beginning to a wedding, the guests somehow all start chatting and getting to know each other before they arrive. We do appreciate you taking the trouble to write a report, hugely appreciated. More 

Holland-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I took 48 people for a guided tour of the Tower and House. The Guides were amazing - so knowlegeable and friendly. The place is steeped in history, intrigue and lovely stories dating back to Henry VIII. The church (where they hold weddings) is wonderful - so full of character and the tombs are so interesting. Tea and home made... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely report. Glad the group enjoyed the visit, a Guided Tour is definitely the best way to get a real feel for the history here. We really appreciate you taking the time to write the report. More 

Essex
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had a fantastic day here today at their Tudor family fun day - there was a wide range of activities including archery, feeding of the lambs, maypole dancing, Tudor music and lots of people in Tudor costume. Really good value at £20 for a family ticket. We spent about 4.5 hours here exploring the house, gardens and taking part... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

So glad you had a good visit, keep an eye on the web site for other family friendly events More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A wonder pace has I had to show some visitors from Australia but an obnoxious lady was so rude to say the time is nearly closed.so I hurried my guest quickly to get in and manage to get a free photograph that was at 4.20 pm What an attitude as my visitors came all the way from Australia.

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Layer Marney Tower costs a lot of money to maintain and when people visit they are making a contribution to it's upkeep. We understand some of the members of your group did pay and looked round and some of you chose not to. We are glad you think it is a beautiful building. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Spent a couple of hours wandering around the site. As well as the Tower which you can climb for great views across the Essex landscape, there is a church, long gallery and medieval barn to wander around. As it was a lovely sunny day we also had a walk around the gardens and around the ponds. There were lots of... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

So glad you had fun, keep an eye on the web site for other family events. Lambs nearly weaned so that is coming to an end for this year, but feeding the lambs is always such a popular event More 

Seville, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Visited this very nice historical attraction Sunday 12th April. We had been on the road a while so thought we would start with a bite to eat. The small tea room was run by two girls, who obviously do not have the first idea about service and how to deal swiftly with people. My wife queued for twenty minutes, finally... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to put in a report. Glad you had a good visit. Always best to check our web site to see what is on and that it fits in with your requirements. There are some quiet and peaceful days here but also some busy ones that are targeted towards families such as Easter. More 

Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to visit Layer Marney Tower on Easter Saturday and it was very impressive. The only issue is that it was swarming with children as there were Easter activities going on. Perhaps if the activities had just been round the outbuildings and gardens it would have been alright but children were running up and down the tower and the... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to put in a report. Glad you had a good visit. Always best to check our web site to see what is on and that it fits in with your requirements. There are some quiet and peaceful days here but also some busy ones that are targeted towards families such as Easter. More 

Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great local attraction but if I had travel a long distance I would add it to my itinerary as you probably would not spend more than a couple of hours here. The tower itself together with the historical facts dotted around are fascinating and the on site church is very interesting too. It is probably a little... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. If you are coming a long way, come when we have a tour on (our Tower Tours are free, check the web site for dates) or for a more in depth visit Invitation to View are tours led by the owners and visit parts of the house not open to general visitors. We hope to see... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have always wanted to visit the tLMT as I am keen on the Tudors however I was bitterly disappointed upon visiting yesterday as it was really JUST the tower and a children's farm. It did not feel like a heritage property and as for £7.00 entrance well!!!! We were only there 2 hours and that included an awful lunch... More 

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. It is the outside architecture which is the main interest to visitors who are Tudor enthusiasts. Not only is it the tallest Tudor gatehouse in the country, but the terracotta and diaper brickwork is very unusual as it was probably designed by an Italian architect before Henry VIII split with Rome, when... More 

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Address: Address: Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Phone Number: 01206 330 784
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