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.


Layer Marney Tower is open to Visitors on Wednesdays and Sundays.

From Monday 18th July we are open Sunday – Thursday 11am – 5pm. The Tearoom is open as well.

We revert to Sundays and Wednesday openings on Sunday 4th September.

There are lots of Special Events taking place through the Summer. Have a look at our Events page to see if anything appeals

Layer Marney Tower is open throughout the year for pre booked schools, guided tours, weddings and celebrations. Have a look at our other pages for more information. It is also possible to stay here

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Opening Times

House Open Sunday 3 April, 2022
1 May – 13 July Sunday & Wednesday
17 July – 1 Sept Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
4 – 25 Sept 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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