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
Come and soak up the history of Layer Marney Tower, wander the buildings, climb the gatehouse, enjoy the garden and try out the play area. There is tea and cake and simple lunches available from the Tearoom and fun gifts in the Shop. We have EXTRA DAYS we are open, if you have a look in the Events
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