We are closed for general visits until 27th March 2024. Do take at look at our events page to see what we have planned in the meantime.


It is 500 years since the death of Henry, 1st Lord Marney in 1523. Henry Marney was Henry VIII’s Lord Privy Seal and Layer Marney Tower is his statement house, built to shows his wealth and his power, reflecting his relationship with the King.

Layer Marney Tower is England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, standing within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater.

For information about our forthcoming events, please look on the Events Page.

We are open throughout the year for pre booked School Visits, Guided Tours, Weddings, Celebrations and Corporate hire. Have a look at our other pages for more information.

It is also possible to Stay here.

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    Opening Times – 11am-5pm

    16 Apr – 19 July Sunday & Wednesday
    23 July – 31 Aug Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
    3 Sept – 1 Oct Sunday & Wednesday

    Tickets & Prices

    Adults £10.00
    Children Under 13 Free
    13+/Students £7.00

    Event prices may differ, please check. Dogs are welcome on leads.

    Getting Here

    Layer Marney Tower Nr Colchester, Essex CO5 9US.

    We are situated 1 mile off the B1022 Colchester – Maldon Road. 6 miles from Colchester and 9 miles from Maldon.

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