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.
Although this is a stunning and imposing building, Layer Marney Tower remains a family home, skilfully adapted for the perfect Essex wedding venue. We also cater for receptions, conferences, parties, school groups in Essex all year round.
Visitors have been welcomed to Layer Marney Tower for over 500 years and we warmly welcome you to come and visit and find out more. Click here to see the events we have so far planned for 2019. We are open throughout the year for weddings, school visits, guided tours, group visits, special events, corporate events etc.
In July and August we are open to general visitors on Sundays to Thursdays from 11.00 – 5.00pm (closed on Fridays and Saturdays)
To book your place at the Layer Marney Cup on 11th August download our booking form.
Book your tickets to our exciting event, Christmas at Layer Marney Tower. 9th – 13th December. Including a performance of Beatrix Potter’s Christmas Tale, the Tailor of Gloucester.