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  • Essex Tourism Awards
  • Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme

Historic House, Sun 8 Sep 2019

Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower


A fun relaxed way to learn a bit about the history of the Tower with a staff member, no extra charge, no need to book. Meet in the Courtyard at 2.00 p.m.

Tour Leader, Jackie, will tell you some of the background history of the Tower, why it was built, who built it and the families who have lived here over the centuries.

She will take you to the top of the Tower and after your tour you can wander at your leisure and see the Batte Lay Foundation Art Exhibition by local East Anglian artists, the Crowns and Crests Exhibition – crowns and crests that were once on show in St George’s Chapel Windsor, now removed from there as their Garter Knight owners have died (all within the reign of our current Queen) She will encourage you to visit our huge Dolls’ House and spend some time wandering in the church amongst the Marney tombs.

Finally you can enjoy a cream tea in the Stables Tea Room. A day when we have a Tower Tour is a very good day to come to see us.

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

Children welcome

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Dates Times
Sun 8 Sep 2019 14:00 to 15:00


General Admission:

Families £25.00 (2A, 2C)

Adults £9
Children £5.00

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Layer Marney Tower


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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome