We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Visit to Layer Marney tower

I went to Layer Marney tower during a Kirbys coach trip. This is a grade 1 listed building and was... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
B7152FJpeterw
,
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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 7 August 2018
Chris C
via mobile
Read all 121 reviews
136
All photos (136)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dolls house”(12 reviews)
“henry viii”(7 reviews)
“tea room”(12 reviews)
About
Contact
Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
Website
+44 1206 330784
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (121)
Filter reviews
120 results
Traveller rating
65
28
17
7
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
65
28
17
7
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dolls house henry viii tea room guided tour wedding venue tudor building cake st mary christmas carol lamb feeding long gallery group visit toffee apple worth the climb spiral staircase interesting building garden area
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 120 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Sunday 30th Sept was a special Red Cross Day at Layer Marney Tower. Layer Marney is a member of Historic Houses (formerly HHA) and as members of HHA/HA we should have been entitled to free entry. The gate was manned by Red Cross volunteers, who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stu151
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

We are so sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to us on Sunday. The whole day was handed over to the Red Cross and the people on the gate and car parkers etc.were Red Cross volunteers. The Red Cross arranged the Rock Choir and were...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband visited the tower as we had always seen the signs for it and had never been. Driving and walking up to the tower it did look quite spectacular. We enjoyed going up the tower and reading the information as we went....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Angela_Tim
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit, sorry about the swimming pool, we are looking into it

Reviewed 5 September 2018

I went to Layer Marney tower during a Kirbys coach trip. This is a grade 1 listed building and was built during the first half of Henry 8th reign. This is the tallest Tudor Gatehouse in Britain. Rhere is much to see in the house,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank B7152FJpeterw
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 10 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank gediminas b
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

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 8 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank mrR1976
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

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 7 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris C
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

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

Reviewed 4 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank gatcarr4
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank J-L-B
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 😎😊

Date of experience: May 2018
2  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

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Crowne Plaza Resort Colchester Five Lakes
1,899 reviews
4.07 km away
Prested Hall Hotel
707 reviews
5.02 km away
Travelodge Colchester Feering
205 reviews
5.63 km away
The Blue Anchor
88 reviews
6.08 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
The Old Crown
299 reviews
3.44 km away
Perrywood Coffee Shop
355 reviews
4.59 km away
The Ship Inn
235 reviews
4.68 km away
The Queens Head
74 reviews
5.48 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 nearby attractions
Monastery Of Saint John The Baptist
28 reviews
3.14 km away
Prested Hall Spa
32 reviews
4.98 km away
Spa at the BEST WESTERN Marks Tey Hotel
57 reviews
5.98 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
themoshpitreject
13 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sarah o | Property representative |
Children aged 3 and over pay - £5 entrance we look forward to seeing you
1
Vote
L7NYP
21 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sarah o | Property representative |
So sorry didn't see your questions, yes, dogs on leads but not in the Tower.
0
Votes
Norman B
30 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from sarah o | Property representative |
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
0
Votes