Layer Marney Tower and Ingatestone Hall
- Layer Marney Tower |
Layer Marney Tower is a spectacularly tall gatehouse, built to rival Hampton Court. It is the finest in England, with terracotta battlements and window dressings and a complex design with subsidiary smaller towers towards the corners. We climb the seven stores to the roof to admire the Tudor chimneys, terracotta carvings and views of the sea. The church and an outbuilding with magnificent roof are included in the tour. Ingatestone Hall has been the home of the Petre family since 1540 and the personal possessions displayed reflect that long heritage. There are also two fine Stubbs and two Mortlake tapestries, a number of priests holes and some good family portraits.
For tickets, please send a cheque and stamped addressed envelope to:
1E Telegraph Lane East
Nr Colchester Essex Norfolk CO5 9US