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

We loved this place and the gardens which felt homely and not too restrictive or formal. We didn't have children with us, but they would have loved seeing the animals, exploring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
HMackintosh
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Jake B
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Mike S
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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank marcodip73
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 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this place and the gardens which felt homely and not too restrictive or formal. We didn't have children with us, but they would have loved seeing the animals, exploring the pretty gardens, the playground and the large climbing frame. We could definitely see how it would be a good wedding venue with it's dramatic backdrop from all angles.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad you had a good time, we do try not to make it too restrictive and formal here! I shall pass on our comments to all the staff concerned, everyone works very hard to ensure our visitors have a good time. More 

London, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Magnificent on a summer's day. Their website rather understates the beauty of what there is to see. It is true that there is not so much as in other houses in terms of quantity and on a rainy day it could feel a little limited, but on a fine day the quality just shines through. There is the tower, the... More 

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Thank john592
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really do appreciate it. Glad you had a good visit. More 

Tiptree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our daughter and son in law have just got married at Layer Marney and the venue, service and overall experience were second to none. Would definitely recommend for venue and service, and use of the red double decker to transport guests to/from Marks Te Hotel and bridal car, as well as caterers Bouquet Garni. A truly wonderful experience. Wedding Receptions... More 

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Thank EllenMay2013
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. What a nice start to the week to open up my computer and see this. I will pass it on to the relevant people and thank you again so much. We are delighted you all had a great time. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Superb Tudor tower definitely worth the climb up to see the views from the roof. There is a lovely garden and don't miss the church and great hall. There are some farmyard animals.

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

Glad you had a good visit. Thanks so much for the feedback More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Layer Marney Tower is worth popping in if you're in the area. Do check website to see if there is anything happening on the day you plan to go. Our visit coincided with a bit of farm activities - including a tractor ride, and a vintage car rally. Cafe and shop are ok though nothing special. Nice to wonder around... More 

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

Thanks for feed back much appreciated. Agree, best to check web site to see if anything on. Some people like to come when it is peaceful, others like a bit of activity! More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Took my 2 young grandchildren aged 2 and 5 today. We spent a lovely afternoon having a dance in the great hall, playing in the gardens and climbing the tower. The lady who guided us in the tower really made it. Thank you. Your resident cat is so gentle and friendly too. Thank you for a lovely time. Also your... More 

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Thank mancs81
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review about your visit to Layer Marney Tower. We are so pleased that you and your grandchildren had a happy day. Glad you liked the cat, she is very popular and loves people. More 

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