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Address: Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 330784
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Although a beautiful Tudor building, not a lot was open to the public. The tower with a spiral staircase only had a handrail up to the first floor so making it impossible for my... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 30, 2016
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Although a beautiful Tudor building, not a lot was open to the public. The tower with a spiral staircase only had a handrail up to the first floor so making it impossible for my sister who suffers from MS & walks with a stick to go up any further. When paying we were not told of this, had we known... More 

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

We are so very sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. You will see from the other reviews that other people have thoroughly enjoyed coming here. There is a free leaflet which you would have been given when you came in via the shop, that gives you the basic history and a full Guide Book is also available. We have laminated... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Had read about this and seen pictures. We are fascinated by history and this Tudor Gatehouse is an astonishing survival from the 1520’s. You walk up about 100 steps to get to the top but it’s a fun journey with lots of stopping places and interest on the way. It’s not like the National Trust, you can actually see the... More 

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

So glad you came to see us and had such a good time. One small point, the Tea House, which is a folly built by one of the owners in Edwardian times, so he could take tea there and admire his Tower...actually belongs to Layer Marney Tower, it was once rented on our behalf by the Vivat Trust, but is... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is a superb day out. The owners show you round and they are great fun. The church the tower all the rooms are able to be viewed and each has a tale to tell. Views magnificent so are the grounds . Lovely lovely place do go if you are in the area.

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

Glad you enjoyed your Guided Tour with the owners. They do a very good Guided Tour as they they love the place so much, their enthusiasm is infectious! It is a very special building and a Guided Tour is a good way to visit, to find out some of the stories about it and the peaople who have lived here. More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This is not a National Trust property and can't you tell. Open and friendly can sit down on chairs able to see everything without blinds down so you are not walking around in darkness. The owners do the guiding and they are fabulous friendly laughter and anecdotes in abundance. Superb place wonderful views and interesting history. Lovely tearoom and little... More 

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

We are so glad you had such a good visit. Reviews like this really cheer us up! Thank you so very much for taking the trouble to review us and make our day! More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We celebrated our sons wedding her last FRIDAY 2nd Sept 2016. Fantastic venue, excellent service from the ceremony, meal, music, staff and drinks. Not cheap by any menas but you get what you pay for.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the wedding celebrations for your son last Friday. It was a lovely wedding, we enjoyed it too! More 

Melksham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Was at a wedding here, lovely picturesque location, very peaceful with great views. Staff were very helpful and checked all was well with those present and were attentive to guests needs. The remote location meant it was cash only transactions a minor hiccup in this modern IT age.

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

Glad you enjoyed the wedding. It is a fairytale place for a very special day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

5 stars, the view from the tower was particularly spectacular, worth the entrance fee and enjoyed looking around this grand house. Would visit again, maybe an event next time 👍

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

Dear Jake Thank you so much for your review, glad you had a good time, yes, keep an eye on our events next year and come and see us again. It is worth the steps to get to the top of the Tower isn't it? Especially if the weather is clear, you can see for miles. Once again, many thanks... More 

London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This is a stunning example of a building that was constructed in a form that was meant to display the wealth and importance of the owner. There was a fashion for pushing the boundaries of brick construction but there is only a small number of such historic brick "skyscrapers", of which this is the most impressive of all. There have... 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 write such a glowing report on Layer Marney Tower. Sorry for the delay in replying, but I have been away. As you say, it really is a very special building, built to show the power and status of the owner, Lord Marney. He must have been an amazing man and one... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had expected just a tower, but we found a wonderful Tudor Manor house within a beautiful setting. Our visit started with a very warm welcome from the lady in the shop, and then we opted for some refreshments from the café. These were specially prepared and very good. We then looked at the wood-panelled, long gallery which is simply... More 

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

What a fantastic review. I will make sure everyone concerns sees it. It really does cheer us all up to have a review like that. Thank you so very much and we are delighted you had a good time More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful historical gem in rural Essex, next to an equally historical old Church. A romantic setting for a wedding or other celebrations. The owner Nick even has an old London double decker bus to transfer your guests around!! When we went to visit the banqueting room was ready to receive a wedding party for the following day - the... More 

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

Thank you so very much for such a glowing review. The Long Gallery does look fabulous when it is all dressed up and ready for a wedding. We love the Routemaster bus and are always trying to go on staff outings on it! Makes it so special for a wedding as the guests get to know each other the moment... More 

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