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Tudor Gatehouse In Colchester Welcomes Royal Collection 

31 Aug Tudor Gatehouse In Colchester Welcomes Royal Collection 

by Dan Bryans

England’s tallest Tudor Gatehouse, Layer Marney Tower, situated near Colchester in Essex, is welcoming visitors to view a striking exhibition of 45 carved and painted wooden heraldic crowns and crests, originally made for Knights of the Garter.

Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Henry 1st Lord Marney, Layer Marney Tower, has welcomed visitors for nearly 500 years.

Aside from its remarkable Italian decoration and beautiful gardens there are many more reasons guests have enjoyed their time at the Tower, whether this be at a classic car show, or having fun feeding the Layer Marney lambs.

Visitors will be able to discover this colourful exhibition as they climb the tower. The 45 crowns and crests date back to the current Queen’s reign from 1952 onwards, with the display including golden crowns, lions, eagles, beasts and other eye-catching designs.

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