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Address: , Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Phone Number: 01206 330 784
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Although a little off the beaten track this place will not disappoint anyone with an interest in history and architecture. We arrived just after opening time at noon, climbed up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Although a little off the beaten track this place will not disappoint anyone with an interest in history and architecture. We arrived just after opening time at noon, climbed up the tower and just drank in the views of this charming part of Essex, the Blackwater estuary and sea sparkling in the distance. Well-maintained with small but pretty gardens, there... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had an enjoyable visit and are sorry for the inaccuracies in the Guide Book! More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This was a location, my wife and myself wanted to visit.It was a place with a lot of history Re Henry the 8th.With the main building of the tower and the church being the main features, But to be honest felt it was a bit overpriced compared to other English Hertiage places we have visited?

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

Thank you for your report. We are sorry if you thought we were a bit overpriced. In fact we aren't an English Heritage property but are privately owned. That means that the building has to pay it's own way! The £7 entrance fees go towards the upkeep of the Tudor buildings, that are forever needing attention as you can imagine.... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Layer Marney Tower has a a fascinating Tudor history, is a great family day out and is set in the wide vistas of beautiful Essex. Highlights were the dressing up in costumes and making of of scarecrows for the grandchildren and climbing the tower for the stunning views. In particular the Dolls House Room must be visited. It is the... More 

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

Thank you so much for writing a review about Layer Marney Tower. We have Farm Day this Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August 11.00 - 5.00 so a good one for children with rabbits to stroke, scarecrows to make, tractor and trailer rides and other farm animals. We are glad you had fun. More 

Colchester
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

my 3 and 5 year old loved looking around the gardens and play area. We loved the climb to the top of the tower and looking around the church. What a lovely few hours we had beautiful tower.

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

Thank you so much for the report and glad you children had fun. The climb to the top of the Tower is fun and the views spectacular. More 

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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A unique location with a good story attached. Well restored location and well explained by displays. Links to Henry the eight.

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

Thank you for your report. Glad you had a good trip. Indeed, there is a fascinating story about Layer Marney and why it was built etc. More 

York, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were in the area and we followed the well signposted route from Colchester. A great visit that is 100% dog friendly, there isn't anywhere that the pooch can't go. We headed up the tower through interesting and informative rooms to a spectacular view. Well worth a visit and the staff are very friendly.

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you so much for writing such a nice report. Keep an eye on our events - we have a Family Dog Day on 27th September in aid of EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospices) always a good day and for a good cause. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had a wonderful afternoon at Layer Marney Tower. Lots to see. My little boy loved seeing all the animals! The tower itself is 99 steps but with lots of stops and rooms as you ascend. Amazing dolls house, which is definitely worth climbing the first 15 steps. Great views from the top. The church is also fascinating. The cafe, in... More 

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

Glad you had a fun visit. Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a report, we really appreciate it. Glad the Dolls' House was enjoyed, did you do the quiz? I wonder if you got how many elephants there are in the Dolls' House! More 

Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Thank you Layer Marney for welcoming us back ten years after our wedding there! The whole place is peaceful, historic and holds personal memories for us as a family. Special thanks to Sarah who opened up the Corsellis room for us to show the kids where we got married!

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

It was great to welcome you back and particularly nice to meet your lovely children. Hope the photos came out OK! More 

Manningtree, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A beautiful Tudor manor house modelled on Hampton Court. Huge Essex barn and stable block, still privately owned but access to all areas. Working farm. Very quiet and peaceful. Lovely surrounding countryside.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review of Layer Marney Tower. We are delighted you had a good visit and hope to welcome you back sometime soon. More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

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