Tours of Layer Marney Tower

Would you like to learn more about the history of Layer Marney Tower? Book a guided tour with the owners Nicholas and Sheila Charrington or join a Tower Tour to be taken around by one of the Layer Marney Tower team members. The cost of a Guided Tour for 2018 is £14.00 per person for groups of 20 or more.

Guided Tours

Book a Guided Tour with the Owners

Although the casual visitor can enjoy a trip to Layer Marney Tower, for the visitor who wants to learn a little more about the history of the building and the people who lived here, a Guided Tour is the best way to visit. Generally led by one of the owners, Nicholas or Sheila Charrington, these tours go behind the scenes and into the private side of the house. A house not furnished with old Masters, you need generations of the same family for that, but quirky bits and pieces from which a real story of a family living in a real home, is pieced together.

Refreshments from our Layer Marney Tower Tea Room can be taken before or after your Guided Tour.  We serve coffee or tea and cakes as well as light lunches, see the Guided Tour Booking Form for details of what is available from the Tea Room.

Guided Tours are for groups of 20 or more, £14.00 per person. Guided Tours are available throughout the year. Please telephone 01206 330 784 to book. For individuals, enjoy a guided tour with Invitation to View £20 per person to include refreshments. These are on specific days of the year

Tower Tours

Join an Informal Tour

Tower Tours are informal tours up the Tower led by a member of staff. They are on certain days in the summer. There is no need to book and no extra charge on top of the normal opening cost.

How to Book

How to Book

To book your Essex tours please fill out the form on our enquiries page or call
01206 330 784 to speak to a member of the LMT team.

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Invitation to View

Invitation to View

For individuals who would like a Guided Tour of Layer Marney Tower, this is possible through a scheme known as Invitation to View. There are a number of dates available for these tours and are booked through The Mercury Theatre in Colchester, 01206 573948.

For more information visit where you can find other historic houses to visit, some not normally open to visitors.

Invitation to View Visit Dates for 2017 will be announced in the New Year