Tower Testimonials

No visit to Layer Marney is complete without climbing to the top of the Tower. Although there are 99 steps, it is quite an easy climb, with stopping off places on the way up and down where you can sit and rest awhile. Read below to see what others thought of our Tower and Grounds.

I visited with my local U3A on a wet drab day in October.  Initially hesitant to pay £14 for a tour around the house, i soon discovered how wrong i was.  Mrs Charrington is an outstanding guide and her anecdotes about the history o Layer Marney and its previous occupants were riveting. This is not your run of the mill visit to a listed building full of antiques.  This is a rather eccentric real live history lesson and a very enjoyable one at that.  Not to be missed in my opinion.  Thank you.  I will be back!

U3A Visitor

We had a guided tour of Layer Marney Tower while staying at Goldhanger and it was brilliant, apart from the rainy English weather! The building has been kept in fantastic condition and the views over the grounds are wonderful.  There is a little farm with animals to see as well as a small, limited cafe which offered toasted sandwiches and coffee.  They have shows there and have hosted TV series over the years as well, like the Antiques Roadshow.  Really worth a visit , even just to check out the spiral chimneys!


Guided Tour of Layer Marney Tower

On behalf our Ladies’ Club I’d like to thank you so much for making our visit to Layer Marney Tower extremely successful.

All comments about the day have been very positive, praising your excellent guided tour and sharing your expert knowledge in a joyful and interesting way.

Being able to have lunch arranged for us was an added bonus, it was lovely to walk in the old stables, sit down and be served by the pleasant staff.

Ladies’ Club – Guided Tour May 2018

On behalf of Tunbridge Wells U3A, I’d like to thank you, Sheila and Nick for a wonderful time at Layer Marney.  Everyone enthused about it on the way home.

Layer Marney certainly is a lovely place to live and work; I’m very envious!  Can you also convey our thanks to your catering staff, they did a superb job. The lunches were so fresh and tasty and the cakes and drinks were most acceptable after the interesting tour.

Tunbridge Wells U3A