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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.

Layer Marney Tower
Roundbush Road
CO5 9US Colchester

Museum type(s)

History & Anthropology



Visitor information

Opening hours

March, April
Sundays and Wednesdays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

5th April to 19th April
Sundays to Thursdays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

May, June and some of July
Sundays and Wednesdays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

19th July to 27th September
Sundays to Thursdays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

Bank Holidays
Sundays and Mondays: 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

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Adults £9.00
Children £5.00
Family £25.00


Group Visit: £8.00 pp
Guided Tour: £14.00 pp

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Roundbush Road, Colchester, England


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