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Opening Times


We are now open to the public on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons.

Open all year round for weddings, conferences, guided tours, group visits and school visits etc.


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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney
Nr. Colchester
Essex C05 9US
Telephone 01206 330 784
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Welcome to Layer Marney Tower

Welcome to Layer Marney Tower


One of this country's most dramatic buildings, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII it was visited by that most powerful of monarchs - and by his equally strong willed daughter, Elizabeth I. Layer Marney Tower now welcomes visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the architecture, gardens and landscape.

From the top of the Tower you can see the church, outbuildings, play area and gardens, Estate and wild life walk. The Tea Room in the old stable offers light lunches, teas and cakes. Next door the well-stocked shop has a selection of souvenirs, gifts, cards and local produce.

Wedding venues Essex- Layer Marney Tower is a magnificent setting for weddings of any size. Available for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions or for civil partnerships – this unusual wedding venue in Essex is the perfect setting for all your needs.

At Layer Marney Tower there are also conference facilities and meeting rooms available for hire for meetings, conferences and other corporate events. The historic buildings can accommodate up to 120 delegates with ample break out rooms and excellent modern facilities. Larger numbers may be accommodated within the grounds.

School groups can come to Layer Marney Tower to learn about the Tudors. Qualified teachers help pupils to really understand what life was like in Tudor times.

You can stay at Layer Marney Tower in one of our six superbly appointed encampments.

Visits by other groups are also welcome.




Opening Times

We are open on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons.

We remain open for weddings, conferences, meetings, school visits, special events, guided tours and group visits throughout the year.