Testimonials

If you are particularly interested in the history why not book your group in for a Guided Tours  Tours are for a minimum of 20 people,  they are generally led by one of the owners, and are a really good way to get a feel for the Tower and why it is such a grand and ornate building that was never finished.

Thank you so much for such a fascinating and well presented tour on Tuesday.  I have had lots of great feedback from participants and all of us really enjoy tours of this nature especially when we are made to feel so welcome!  The scones were pretty good as well!!

Chelmsford Group Leader – April 2017

I have received many kind comments from our members thanking me for taking them to such an interesting and lovely location.  Many had not visited Layer Marney previously and were very impressed with all  you had to offer on site.  The Guided Tours were very highly rated for the wealth of information given and excellent (and humorous) delivery.

Surrey Historical Society – April 2017

It was indeed a lovely day at Layer Marney Tower – most of our group had not visited before and were very generous with their praise, particularly the excellent tours given by both Sheila and Nicholas Charrington, so I can quite categorically say that all enjoyed it very much indeed and  have had numerous phone calls to that effect.  The cream tea/cake was also a great hit.

Each time I visit Layer Marney it never disappoints, there is always something new or something I had forgotten, it really is one of my favourite houses.

Guided Tour Leader – Historical Society, April 2017

Thankyou very much for looking after my party so well and with such patience and consideration.  I’ve had nothing but praise from members of the group and, given the weather, it must have been heartfelt.  I have huge admiration for your constant hard work keeping the Tower together.  Wonderful loos, lunch just right.

Guided Tour Group Leader – February 2017

Your tour yesterday could not have been more enjoyable.  You packed in so much architectural history and Tudor chornoology…Layer Marney is in good hands.

Marcia – Guided Tour February 2017

Thank you for a very interesting and informative tour.  I think this was the best tour we have had.

Lots of history, stories, jokes – all very educational

Would recommend Layer Marney Tower to my friends.  Well worth a visit.

Havering U3A

Layer Marney is a delightful house in a great position. The owners couldnt have been more helpful.


Margaret – U3A Group

A big “thank you” to all who were involved in our Guided Tour last week.  Even though the weather wasn’t good, everyone had a brilliant time!!  Our Guided Tours were the best ever (and we have been around, ha! ha!) and everyone loved the house and tower.  The ladies who served the tea and cake were lovely and thankyou all for making us so welcome.  It was a truly memorable day out visiting Essex sights and ended on a high with Layer Marney.


Sally – U3A Group

This is just to thank you once again for the welcome and the excellent Guided Tour you gave us last Thursday.  For the rest of the day, everyone on the coach was saying how lovely Layer Marney was and how great the tour had been.  And several people were saying how they are going to spread the word about Layer Marney and make return visits with other groups/friends. In spite of some reservations beforehand, i think most people made it to the top of the Tower – and thos who didn’t think they could but then did, boasted about it later!


Sandy – Essex Theatre Group

The day was well orgnised.  The food was excellent and the guided tour from Mrs Charington, the owner, was first class.  She is a very accomplished, humorous speaker with a great hands on way of explaining the history and what it is like to live in the Tower.  I would strongly recommend a vist with lunch and a Guided Tour.


John – Fellowship Group