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Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
+44 1206 330784
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I came to this lovely peaceful place as part of a school trip on Tuesday. 1. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
50stephz
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essex uk
Beautiful grounds and buildings, shame about the staff

I visited Layer Marney yesterday as a parent helper, although I was very excited beforehand, I came... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tortuga2004
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Layer Marney CO5 9US, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I came to this lovely peaceful place as part of a school trip on Tuesday. 1. Beautiful setting. 2.Age appropriate activities. 3.organized staff. 4. Interesting and informative. Just want to say that the children's feedback said it all , they wrote about the trip with...More

Thank 50stephz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited Layer Marney yesterday as a parent helper, although I was very excited beforehand, I came home feeling disappointment for what could have been an excellent day out. My child's class visited as they are learning about medieval times. As soon as we stepped...More

Thank tortuga2004
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to Layer Marney Tower as a parent helper. I have of course spoken to the school about this and they were taken aback by your comments. They said they were "thrilled" by the visit and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at Layer Marney Tower for a family wedding. Everything about the place is perfect from the setting to the fantastic building and rooms and the service. It was fabulous wedding made that little bit extra special by such a wonderful place.

Thank DaveThomasLeicester
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, Dave. We are delighted that you had a perfect family wedding. It is so important to us to get feed back like this. We aim to make sure every single person has a wonderful experience and happy memories.

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The tombs of the Crusaders in the church are amongst the highlights of the place and the terracotta decoration of the second Lord Marney's canopy echoes the profiles of the Italian adornments at the top of the Tower. Dont forget to admire the old wallpaper...More

Thank MagdalenE444
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

We are so grateful when our visitors take the time and trouble to review their visit to us. So thank you. It is particularly nice when the cleaners get a mention! One of those jobs that often people don't notice if it is all clean...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the Towers on Easter Sunday, which has become a running tradition in our family. The towers have an interesting history and provide great views from the roof. There are many things you can do such as: a large climbing frame, two cafés,...More

Thank LookBeforeYouTravel
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I shall make sure everyone who works here sees it, it cheers everyone up to have nice reviews like that. Glad you are Easter regulars, we like to think it is good old fashioned fun. We look...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Visited Easter Sunday for the day, it was busy but very well organised. Started the day doing the treasure hunt which was very well thought out with a Tudor Easter cake theme. Lamb feeding was next and despite there being large numbers of children who...More

Thank halnotts
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you had a good day. What we aim for is nice "old fashioned" activities that will appeal to all. The bottle feeding the lambs is lovely isn't it? We all enjoy it too! Thanks...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Took both my boys here specifically to feed the lambs. But when we arrived there was so much else to explore as well. We went up the tower, in the church, on the playground and on the spiders web. The boys had a great time...More

Thank Fiona H
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

What a lovely review, thank you so much Fiona. We love to make memories. I have made sure all the staff know what you said, it is so helpful to hear how much they are appreciated.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

This attraction has a relaxed feel about it. There is an interesting museum, a place to get tea and coffee and of course you need to go up all of the stairs to the top and sample the view, which is remarkable. When I went...More

Thank mikefogg
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us Mike. No scaffolding now. Glad you enjoyed your visit. If you came last year, do come again as we have more rooms open now. Our Edwardian Green House will be opening at Easter. From the beginning of...More

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Sun was out so we took a ride to visit another historical place. Nice drive through the countryside and it's well sign posted to the the tower. Impressive looking on arrival and plenty of parking. Horses, goats and chickens either side of the driveway leading...More

Thank berty-c
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

So glad you had a good visit with us. Everything does look fantastic at the moment and the lambs are so popular. Everyone loves the lambs (including me!) I have made sure all the staff have seen your review, it is so helpful for everyone...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

I attended a wedding at Layer Marney and it was the most amazing day. The Tudor Gatehouse was a fabulous backdrop for the photos. The fireworks at night were something else. As we walked into the garden area we were met with brilliant sunshine and...More

Thank Akita4England
sarah o, Manager at Layer Marney Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review the Layer Marney Tower wedding that you attended. We are delighted that you had such a good time. We try very hard to make every bride and groom's wedding a wonderful and happy experience and...More

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L7NYP
Hi there, Are dogs allowed here? Many thanks
20 May 2016|
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Response from sarah o | Property representative |
So sorry didn't see your questions, yes, dogs on leads but not in the Tower.
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Norman B
Is it disabled friendly
29 September 2015|
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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
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Norman B
Is it disabled friendly
29 September 2015|
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Response from sarah o | Property representative |
We have gravel and York Stone paths and a cobbled courtyard. The Tea Room, Gift Shop, Long Gallery and Church have ramps if there are steps. The Tower itself is not accessible as there are 99 steps. However, pl note we are... More
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