Layer Marney Tower

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Englandís tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond.  Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry, Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the king.  The ornate terracotta decorations are of Italian design.  The extravagant use of glass, diaper patterns in the brick work and its commanding height add to its grandeur.

Children can gain an insight in to the history of the Tower using quiz sheets.

Please note that Passport's can be stamped for 1 hour for each quiz sheet completed.

Layer Marney Tower,  Colchester  CO5 9US