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. On various days, in the summer months, it is open 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.

Lockdown 3!             Welcome to 2021!

The house is no longer open to General Visitors and we recommend you ring or email us with any enquiries

We are still taking bookings for schools, guided tours and weddings. There will be life after Lockdown

Glamour Camping will start in the spring and Featherdown are now taking bookings

Contact details: 01206 330784 or email: info@layermarneytower.co.uk


If you are wanting to book a wedding please do get in touch. Securing a date is important.

We are still in the office, can discuss details and even send you a virtual tour.

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