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Address: Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Phone Number: 01206 330 784
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Well worth a visit

Often driven past the signs for this attraction and decided to finally visit. Not disappointed, really good local attraction not just from a historical angle but also good for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
debsywalker
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Slough, United Kingdom
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Feering, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A wonderful setting and a rare example of a Tudor Gatehouse. Has a number of events, as well as a rare breed farm. Also available to hire for weddings, parties, events etc.

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1 Thank Maureen B
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are closed to general visitors now until 20th March 2016, but look forward to seeing you again. More 

Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Myself and the now new Mrs Reid stumbled across Layer Marney Tower via a good old Google search for Wedding Venues in Essex... And thank god we found this beautiful gem of a venue, from booking our date to the Wedding day itself, we could not have wished for it to be dealt with so professionally, never a problem in... More 

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1 Thank paul r
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Reid Thank you so much for reporting on your wedding. We are delighted that you had such a happy day. We do everything we can to make your wedding day special and really appreciate the feedback. Come back and see us on your anniversary. More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Often driven past the signs for this attraction and decided to finally visit. Not disappointed, really good local attraction not just from a historical angle but also good for kids to climb the tower and explore the grounds and meet the animals!

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

So glad you had a good visit. Thank you so much for reporting. I think the animals enjoy the company of the visitors as much as the visitors enjoy meeting them! More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You can go back in time at this wonderful place. My grand daughter was fascinated by the large dolls house and the grounds are wonderful to explore. My only wish is for better tea rooms. They could be so much better and dont reflect the splendour of this wonderful place.

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2 Thank Sue H
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your report and glad the Dolls' House was enjoyed, it is amazing isn't it? I hope you did the Dolls' House Quiz and counted how many elephants in the Dolls' House, I wonder if it is the only Doll's House with elephants in it! I am so sorry you were disappointed in the Tea Rooms,... More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Layer Marney Tower. The tower, gardens and church are beautiful and their history fascinating. You really feel like you are stepping back in time to the Tudors. The only improvement I can suggest would be to provide modern information boards in the tower and grounds. Lastly, the staff were friendly and provided good customer... More 

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

Thank you so much for your report, we really do appreciate it. We don't have information boards dotted about as we have so many weddings and other events here they might be in the way. However, I hope you used the laminated information sheets dotted about, we hope to have even more of these next season. More 

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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank whingypom
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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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 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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Thank essexdutchie
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 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 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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Thank Caroline P
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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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Helgaglennon
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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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Thank Martin C
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 

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