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.

Currently closed to Visitors but OPEN for schools, guided tours, weddings and celebrations.

Layer Marney Tower re-opens to Visitors on Sunday 3rd April 2022


Opening Times | Tickets & Prices | Getting Here (Horizontal)

Opening Times

House Open Sunday 3 April, 2022
May – June Sunday & Wednesday
July – Sept Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
September Sunday & Wednesday
Opening times 11am – 5pm

Tickets & Prices

Adults £10.00 Prices may vary
Children £5.00 for some events.
Family £28.00 (2 Adults +2 Children)

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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