All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Historical

Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower, East Court, Layer Marney, Essex, CO5 9US
01206 330784
Average time spent - 2 hours
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Things to do at Layer Marney Tower review

Layer Marney Tower in Essex is a Tudor palace with gardens and parkland dating back to 1520. Located between Colchester and Maldon the building is Grage 1 listed and is a popular place for weddings. It’s not just all about weddings though, Layer Marney Tower is also a great family-friendly place to visit. The tower is only open to the public on select days in the summer so do check ahead before visiting.

Standing tall as England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse it offers commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built during the reign of Henry VII by Henry, Lord Marney. You can climb all 99 steps to the top with stopping off places on the way up and down.

There are some beautiful gardens which are worth exploring and there is a large lawn where you can enjoy a picnic. There is a circular walk (ask at the shop) which takes you around fields of farm animals. There are pygmy goats, sheep, horses and chickens. The walk passes their glamping site and around the deer where you may hopefully spot them grazing. The walk also takes you through woodland. They also host family-friendly events.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information Layer Marney Tower

Is there food and drink available?

There is a tea room serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Historic Tudor palace with a tall tower you can climb, beautiful gardens and a walk past animals. There are toilets and a tea room.

What are the ticket prices?

*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult costs £6, children £4 and a family ticket is £18. Season tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is on-site parking.

When are they open?

They are open on select dates to day visitors during the summer. For up to date opening times please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome in the grounds on leads.

Are they accessible?

Please contact the venue.

Layer Marney Tower

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