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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


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