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Layer Marney Tower

Magnificent Tudor gatehouse in rural Essex countryside.

Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US

Layer Marney Tower in Essex

Experience this house

Tours

Features
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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.

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.

Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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

VISITORS’ VIEWS

“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.”

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