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Layer Marney Tower

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One of this country's most dramatic buildings, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII it was visited by that most powerful of monarchs - and by his equally strong willed daughter, Elizabeth I. Layer Marney Tower now welcomes visitors from around the world, who come to enjoy the architecture, gardens and landscape.

From the top of the Tower you can see the church, outbuildings, play area and gardens, Estate and wild life walk. The Tea Room in the old stable offers light lunches, teas and cakes. Next door the well stocked shop has a selection of souvenirs, gifts, cards and local produce.

Layer Marney Tower is also used as a magnificent wedding venue in Essex. Available for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions or for civil partnerships – this unusual wedding venue in Essex is the perfect setting for all your needs.

At Layer Marney Tower there are also conference facilities and meeting rooms available for hire for meetings, conferences and other corporate events. The historic buildings can accommodate up to 120 delegates with ample break out rooms and excellent modern facilities. Larger numbers may be accommodated within the grounds.

School groups can come to Layer Marney Tower to learn about the Tudors. Qualified teachers help pupils to really understand what life was like in Tudor times.


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