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  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.

Guided Tours do not go to the top of the Tower (although you are welcome to climb to the top after your tour) there are fewer stairs involved than for a casual visit and plenty of resting places on the way.

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 330784 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

Invitation to View is a way for individuals to have a Guided Tour of a historic house even if they aren’t part of a group. The last Invitation to View tour or Layer Marney Tower for 2019 is:

Thursday 5 December 6.30 pm (Christmas tour)

The Invitation to View dates for 2020 are:

Wednesday 29th April 11.00 am

Sunday 4th June at 11.00 am

Sunday 12th July at 11.00 am

Tuesday 11th August at 11.00 am

Wednesday 2nd September at 11.00 am

Thursday 3rd December at 6.30 pm – Christmas Invitation to View

Invitation to View is part of Historic Houses, the UK’s largest association of independently owned, lived-in historic homes and gardens.

Please book your Invitation to View tours through Historic Houses 01946 690823 or through their web site historichouses.org/tours