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Layer Marney Tower

Magnificent Tudor gatehouse in rural Essex countryside.

Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Layer Marney Tower in Essex
Features
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Meet the owner
  • Pet friendly
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Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Access to the gardens, the church, tea room and shop are possible in a wheelchair. The play area has a large disc swing. We have a toilet fitted for wheelchair access.

There is no lift up the tower but if you are coming to a wedding or conference there is a lift to the Corsellis Room.

Some pieces from the Crowns and Crests exhibition are displayed on the ground floor in the Hall of the Tower

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The tour will be from one end of the building to the other, going through the private parts of the family home as well as some of the larger rooms not open to the general visitor. It is mainly on the ground and first floor and follows a different route to any other tours. Most tours are arranged on days when the place opens in the afternoon which allows you to return to as a normal visitor to the tower, gardens and church at no extra cost, until 5pm.

Tickets for individuals are available through Invitation to View.
Groups, clubs and Coaches welcome on pre booked tours any time

Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

Tickets

Look on our 500 page of the website (www.layermarneytower.co.uk/500) to see the tours on offer for Friday 14th July, the first of the 3 days re construction of Henry 1st Lord Marney’s Funeral procession, starting at the College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street London.

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Access to the gardens, the church, tea room and shop are possible in a wheelchair. The play area has a large disc swing. We have a toilet fitted for wheelchair access.

There is no lift up the tower but if you are coming to a wedding or conference there is a lift to the Corsellis Room.

Some pieces from the Crowns and Crests exhibition are displayed on the ground floor in the Hall of the Tower

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here
Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Essex

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Essex

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Essex

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Essex

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Layer Marney Tower, Essex

Layer Marney Tower, Essex

6:30PM - 8:30PM

TOUR DURATION
2 hours

TOUR PRICE
£21.00 per person.

REFRESHMENTS
Coffee/tea and traybake

ACCESS NOTES
Ground floor and some first floor. There are gravel paths.

SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS
No dogs on the tour

Previous tour attendees have said

We had a wonderful visit to Layer Marney yesterday. The day went very well - including the weather! Sheila Charrington gave us an excellent guided tour which everyone was talking about on the way home. Please thank her very much for entertaining, and educating, us so well. … Although technically intruding into a private house we were made most welcome. They passed on their enthusiasm to us and all of a sudden it was 5 o’clock.

Layer Marney Tower

Even though the weather was not good, everyone had a brilliant time!! Our guided tour was the best ever (and we have been around, haha!) and everyone loved the house and tower.

Layer Marney Tower

It was a really great day out for us. Sheila’s talk at the beginning of our morning is what made the difference, she really bought the whole place to life.

Layer Marney Tower