Welcome to Layer Marney Tower


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, Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house, that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the King. The ornate terracotta decorations are of Italian design, the extravagant use of glass, diaper patterns in the brick work and its commanding height, add to its grandeur and importance.

Layer Marney Tower is a stunning and imposing building, and has welcomed visitors for over 500 years. It is also a family home. In the summer months it is open, on various days, to visitor but it has also skilfully adapted itself to offer weddings, both large and small, as well as school trips and exclusive tours all year round.

We are settling into our winter season now.

The house is no longer open to General Visitors but would be delighted to welcome schools.

We are now taking bookings for next year’s Glamour Camping

Sadly we have had to cancel the Christmas Afternoon teas but don’t despair. Tymperleys, our beautiful Tudor Townhouse in Colchester, is offering Christmas Afternoon teas all December. They will also have all the options of a Christmas Dinner as part of their everyday menu. Treat yourself there. It will full of Christmas decoration and cheer.

To Book ring 01206 765034 or email: info@tymperleys.co.uk

Weddings at Layer Marney Tower continue despite all the challenges Covid has brought us. We have a variety of beautiful rooms that adapt well to groups of 15 (and even 30 when allowed). We offer lots of lovely spots for photographs. Although the wedding might not be the size you originally dreamed of, we can still make it special.

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