England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, 1st Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house, that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the King.
Layer Marney Tower is open to Visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays.
From Monday 18th July we are open Sunday – Thursday 11am – 5pm. The Tearoom is open as well.
We revert to Sundays and Wednesday openings on Sunday 4th September.
There are lots of Special Events taking place through the Summer. Have a look at our Events page to see if anything appeals
Layer Marney Tower is open throughout the year for pre booked schools, guided tours, weddings and celebrations. Have a look at our other pages for more information. It is also possible to stay here
Come and soak up the history of Layer Marney Tower, wander the buildings, climb the gatehouse, enjoy the garden and try out the play area. There is tea and cake and simple lunches available from the Tearoom and fun gifts in the Shop. We have EXTRA DAYS we are open, if you have a look in the Events
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