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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower


Layer Marney Tower is full of history and stories. The guide book is good but a guided tour opens up the past in a way that a group visit does not.

The tour can be organised to any length but they normally last between an hour and a half and two hours, depending on the chatter.

We have various spaces that can offer catering. Our larges t room can seat up to 120 people, our normal tearoom takes about 35 people and we have spaces in between. We prefer, where possible, for a meal or refreshments to be booked in advance as it makes for a better experience.

Look on our website for the booking form which also has the current menu offers.

Christmas Parties available.

Coach park: On Site

Drop off: At the door

Driver: Coffee and tea in the tea room

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality


Guided Tour £12.00 per person
Group Visit £6.00

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 14 Mar Essex Book Festival: Sara Maitland
Sun 7 - Thu 11 Apr Bottle Feeding the Lambs
Sun 14 - Tue 23 Apr Come and Bottle Feed the Lambs
Sun 21 Apr Easter Sunday
Mon 22 Apr Easter Monday
Sun 28 Apr Invitation to View


Layer Marney,


See location of Layer Marney Tower on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 928174  Lat: 51.82194 Long: 0.79613

By Road:
By car: Layer Marney Tower is a 20mns drive from Colchester town centre, off Maldon Road on the way to Tiptree.

The address is: Layer Marney Tower, Layer Marney, Nr. Colchester, Essex C05 9US

By Bus: The 75 bus from Colchester Town Centre will take you to Smythe's Green, a 20mn walk from Layer Marney Tower.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality