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Address: Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
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Good county House for days out

We went to the Towers on Easter Sunday, which has become a running tradition in our family. The towers have an interesting history and provide great views from the roof. There are... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to the Towers on Easter Sunday, which has become a running tradition in our family. The towers have an interesting history and provide great views from the roof. There are many things you can do such as: a large climbing frame, two cafés, Big gardens, a Tudor church which is contemporary to the tower, Easter egg hunts at... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited Easter Sunday for the day, it was busy but very well organised. Started the day doing the treasure hunt which was very well thought out with a Tudor Easter cake theme. Lamb feeding was next and despite there being large numbers of children who wanted a go it was organised so that everyone was able to take part. The... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you had a good day. What we aim for is nice "old fashioned" activities that will appeal to all. The bottle feeding the lambs is lovely isn't it? We all enjoy it too! Thanks for words about the treasure hunt as I write that! We also hope that people... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took both my boys here specifically to feed the lambs. But when we arrived there was so much else to explore as well. We went up the tower, in the church, on the playground and on the spiders web. The boys had a great time running around by the fountain. In addition we fitted in both slots of lamb feeding.... More 

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

What a lovely review, thank you so much Fiona. We love to make memories. I have made sure all the staff know what you said, it is so helpful to hear how much they are appreciated. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction has a relaxed feel about it. There is an interesting museum, a place to get tea and coffee and of course you need to go up all of the stairs to the top and sample the view, which is remarkable. When I went last year there was scaffolding round, however I plan to go again shortly and sea... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us Mike. No scaffolding now. Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you came last year, do come again as we have more rooms open now. Our Edwardian Green House will be opening at Easter. From the beginning of May we have a stunning new exhibition - Crowns and Crests. These are the heraldic... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sun was out so we took a ride to visit another historical place. Nice drive through the countryside and it's well sign posted to the the tower. Impressive looking on arrival and plenty of parking. Horses, goats and chickens either side of the driveway leading up to the car park. £9 entry for adults and I'd say it's well worth... More 

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

So glad you had a good visit with us. Everything does look fantastic at the moment and the lambs are so popular. Everyone loves the lambs (including me!) I have made sure all the staff have seen your review, it is so helpful for everyone to know that their hard work is noticed. Thank you for taking the time to... More 

England
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Reviewed January 29, 2017

I attended a wedding at Layer Marney and it was the most amazing day. The Tudor Gatehouse was a fabulous backdrop for the photos. The fireworks at night were something else. As we walked into the garden area we were met with brilliant sunshine and an incredible Scottish pipe and drums band. The atmosphere created was truly memorable. This venue... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review the Layer Marney Tower wedding that you attended. We are delighted that you had such a good time. We try very hard to make every bride and groom's wedding a wonderful and happy experience and that their guests are looked after and they too have a great time, so it... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 2, 2017

What a truly amazing day words are not enough to describe the fabulous Wedding. Karen the wedding organiser was fantastic so professional a true credit to herself, made the ceremony perfect. The caterers Bouquet Garni were amazing, from setting up to providing a flow of drinks, canapés ect, all the staff were amazing! The meal was fabulous. Everything flowed into... More 

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

Thanks for such a lovely review, Beverley. So glad you had a good day, the photos of the wedding look amazing. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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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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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 

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