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Feeding lambs with the grandchildren.n

A really wonderful experience for the grandchildren feeding lambs, however there is a need for some... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2019
lej711
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Visit to Layer Marney tower

I went to Layer Marney tower during a Kirbys coach trip. This is a grade 1 listed building and was... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
B7152FJpeterw
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

I'm embarrassed to say that despite the site being relatively local this was the first time that I had visited in my long years. We were warmly greeted, but slightly surprised by the cost of admission, as there were no reductions for a group of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2019

Hello Robert Thank you for taking the time to post a review of Layer Marney Tower. We are glad you enjoyed visiting the house and hope you had a chance to see the magnificent Crowns and Crests exhibition and the East Anglian art on loan...More

Reviewed May 16, 2019

The tower (gatehouse) itself is wonderful and well worth a visit. Inside the tower there is an eclectic mix of artefacts both ancient and modern range from some lovely oak furniture, a Victorian dolls house and then modern paintings and heraldic models. The climb to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2019

Thank you for your review. So glad you had a god time. The piglets are now outside and enjoying the sunshine!

Reviewed April 29, 2019 via mobile

Visited Sunday lunchtime, absolutely beautiful house, garden and church. Loved bottle feeding the lambs and meeting the other farm animals in the barn area. Enjoyed a delicious coffee and cake in the tearoom. Perfect for a nice chilled out 2-3 hour visit. Certainly wasn't disappointed!...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Thank you so very much for taking the time to post this review, it it hugely appreciated by us all. I will forward it to everyone involved. Lamb feeding is such a busy time for us and we know it is a very special event,...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019

A really wonderful experience for the grandchildren feeding lambs, however there is a need for some sort of order as adults pushing in ahead of small children was disappointing to see and this meant that by the time my grandchildren were given bottles and allowed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

We are so sorry if you were disappointed at the bottle feeding the lambs. We have done this with our visitors for many years and find this is the best way of doing things. The problem yesterday, was that we were incredibly busy, far beyond...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

Went today for the advertised ‘Feed the lamb’ event . Arrived at 10.30 and the scheduled feed was at 12.30. Looked around the grounds and these are beautiful , no doubt about that . Cost was 9 pounds for adults which I felt was quite...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

We are are so sorry you were disappointed about your visit to us. £9.00 for adults and £5.00 for children is our normal entrance charge, we don't charge anything extra for bottle feeding the lambs. We were exceptionally busy yesterday, beyond our expectations. We have...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Sunday 30th Sept was a special Red Cross Day at Layer Marney Tower. Layer Marney is a member of Historic Houses (formerly HHA) and as members of HHA/HA we should have been entitled to free entry. The gate was manned by Red Cross volunteers, who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to us on Sunday. The whole day was handed over to the Red Cross and the people on the gate and car parkers etc.were Red Cross volunteers. The Red Cross arranged the Rock Choir and were...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited the tower as we had always seen the signs for it and had never been. Driving and walking up to the tower it did look quite spectacular. We enjoyed going up the tower and reading the information as we went....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit, sorry about the swimming pool, we are looking into it

Reviewed September 4, 2018

I went to Layer Marney tower during a Kirbys coach trip. This is a grade 1 listed building and was built during the first half of Henry 8th reign. This is the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in Britain. Rhere is much to see in the house,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thanks so much for your review glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I was discusted by the service there. We went there once to see the place because we were looking for a place for photoshoot on a wedding day. On the 1st visit they all said its ok and we paid 9 each person for entrance....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

It is not our normal custom to be used for a wedding photo shoot unless the couples are being married or having their reception at Layer Marney Tower. This was not a pre booked visit, it was unannounced. We were open to visitors and did...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

My wife loves historical buildings and we have been saying for ages that we must go. Fortunately we left the kids at home as they would have been bored stiff. At £9 entry you expect much more. If it wasn't for the exceptional dolls house...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We are disappointed you didn't enjoy the art on display - perhaps you missed the Victor Batte Lay Foundation paintings in some of the rooms off the stairway as you climbed the Tower? This exhibition is...More

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themoshpitreject
August 12, 2017|
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Response from sarah o | Property representative |
Children aged 3 and over pay - £5 entrance we look forward to seeing you
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L7NYP
May 20, 2016|
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So sorry didn't see your questions, yes, dogs on leads but not in the Tower.
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Norman B
September 29, 2015|
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Hi there, sorry i didn't see your question. The answers below are correct in that there are 99 steps to the top of the Tower, no lifts allowed in a Tudor building!! Pretty much the rest of the place is OK. There is a ramp... More
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