Layer Marney Tower: 500 year Celebration – Tudor Fair


The Tudor Fair at Layer Marney Tower is open from 11am until 5pm, with stalls, games, food and plenty of Characters. Watch as the Funeral Procession arrives from Tiptree at Layer Marney Church.

Join in all the fun of the Fair, climb the tower and enjoy the play area. There will be stalls, tents, games, armour and food. The highlight will be the arrival of the Funeral Procession at around 12.30 from Tiptree. Henry, 1st Lord Marney’s coffin will be drawn by six horses with his effigy on display, accompanied by Friends and relations, priests and monks and persons in his livery, as they make their way to the Church. After the Church service the Parade will make their way into the Courtyard along with the Carriage drawn by six horses.

It will be a sight to be seen.

There are Adult, Child and Family Tickets (2A+2C) available and also tickets for Groups.

Car Parking  of FREE. There is plenty of space in the field. Please do not park in the Lane as it will only cause congestion.

There is limited Coach Parking. It is Free but MUST be booked.

If you need a special disabled car parking space, please contact us directly on

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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Venue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptions


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road Directions

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 9USBy Bus: The 75 bus from Colchester Town Centre will take you to Smythe's Green, a 20mn walk from Layer Marney Tower.The nearest railway station is Kelvedon, which is 6 miles away.

Layer Marney Tower: 500 year Celebration – Tudor Fair

Type:Historical Event

Layer Marney, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Tel: 01206 330784

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