A TOURIST attraction is marking its tenth anniversary with a party and the launch of its new summer exhibition

Walton's famous Naze Tower opens to the public for free on Saturday between 10am and 5pm and there will be a birthday cake and barbecue from noon.

Children can take part in a treasure trail around the tower and Naze.

Tower owner Michelle Nye-Browne believes it is a huge achievement to reach a decade of being open.

“It is a big deal the tower is even still here because when we started we were not sure it would be,” she said.

“Getting the Crag Walk sea defence built to protect the tower from the encroaching water was a huge achievement.

“We didn’t know it would work so well and that so many people would enjoy the art gallery, museum, tea rooms and even the views.”

The summer exhibition will also be introduced on the day, with photographs from Den Phillips, paintings and prints from Samuel Thomas and linocuts from Clare Curtis among the attractions.
And there is still time to enter an art competition based around the Naze, tower and the Walton Backwaters.