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Great day out

Great day out loads to see Could have done with a ramp at the tower itself Very clean all round... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
via mobile
Envy of Henry VIII?

A magnificent historical building, believed to have been of great interest to Henry VIII (who did... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gatcarr4
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Aberdaron, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was discusted by the service there. We went there once to see the place because we were looking for a place for photoshoot on a wedding day. On the 1st visit they all said its ok and we paid 9 each person for entrance....More

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It is not our normal custom to be used for a wedding photo shoot unless the couples are being married or having their reception at Layer Marney Tower. This was not a pre booked visit, it was unannounced. We were open to visitors and did...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife loves historical buildings and we have been saying for ages that we must go. Fortunately we left the kids at home as they would have been bored stiff. At £9 entry you expect much more. If it wasn't for the exceptional dolls house...More

Thank mrR1976
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit. We are disappointed you didn't enjoy the art on display - perhaps you missed the Victor Batte Lay Foundation paintings in some of the rooms off the stairway as you climbed the Tower? This exhibition is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out loads to see Could have done with a ramp at the tower itself Very clean all round Lovely st Mary church Hot drink and food Tractor tour Free horses .geese . Roaming

Thank Chris C
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh thanks Chris, glad you had a good time. We do appreciate your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A magnificent historical building, believed to have been of great interest to Henry VIII (who did not like to be "out built"), and still in regular day to day use. Well worth a detour if in the general area. My brother had his wedding here...More

Thank gatcarr4
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed your visit and that the wedding was fun. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and give us five stars.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

A stunning piece of our history. The setting is incredible. Climb the 99 steps to the roof for the views. The rooms in the tower are really interesting. Great tea room. Well worth the visit.

Thank Tony B
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and visited our Tea Room. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend this place. After living in Colchester for the past two years, we finally decided to check this place out. Wow...a gem of history that is well worth a visit. It is England's tallest Tudor Gatehouse built during the reign of King Henry VIII....More

1  Thank A-More-Excellent-Way
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks so much for your excellent review. I will tell Jackie, who led the tour yesterday, that you enjoyed it and she will be very pleased. Next Tower Tour that is free with admission is on Sunday 15th July at 2.00 p.m. These tours happen...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

My friend held her wedding here & what a beautiful venue it is ... The grounds and view(s) are stunning. So was the weather 😎😊

1  Thank Balham1066
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Glad you had a great time

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Visited at the weekend to see the Tower with the added benefit of there being a plant fair on. We found the £9.00 entry for an adult a bit steep given that it’s not that big a place albeit‘s steeped in history. It’s a visually...More

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sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Dear Shirley, You really didn't enjoy yourself. I am so sorry. I will take your concerns one at a time and see, if nothing else, I can explain them from our side. Layer Marney Tower is an incomplete grade one Tudor palace. It is privately...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is, I believe, the tallest Tudor tower in England.....built to be seen for miles around....with no military purpose, but only to show off wealth (although it did still need royal approval for the purely decorative battlements). The money ran out before the whole grandiose...More

3  Thank ihbScotland
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Lord Marney died before he could finish his building, then his only son died two years later, leaving only girls...who were made ward of court under the care of the Duke of Norfolk. Indeed, it is a remarkable...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We cycled out from Colchester to visit Layer Marney Tower.The entrance for two adults was £18 with no concession rate for over 60s or students etc. I think if you were coming as a family with children you would be able to get your moneys...More

2  Thank KimBarnetson
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

I am so sorry you were disappointed. We are a very small Tea Room as you will have seen and have a very limited menu. We do Ploughman's lunches and offer a cheese ploughman's without the bread to someone on a gluten free diet. If...More

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Elizabeth C
13 August 2017|
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Response from sarah o | Property representative |
Children aged 3 and over pay - £5 entrance we look forward to seeing you
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L7NYP
21 May 2016|
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So sorry didn't see your questions, yes, dogs on leads but not in the Tower.
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Norman B
30 September 2015|
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Hi there, sorry i didn't see your question. The answers below are correct in that there are 99 steps to the top of the Tower, no lifts allowed in a Tudor building!! Pretty much the rest of the place is OK. There is a ramp... More
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