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Birkenhead Priory

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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
Phone Number: 0151 647 6780
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Oldest building on the Wirral

I have a vague memory of visiting this from school when I lived in Birkenhead but suspect it was the bare bones of the priory. The last 10-15 years have been kind to it, with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Eagle, Idaho
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Eagle, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have a vague memory of visiting this from school when I lived in Birkenhead but suspect it was the bare bones of the priory. The last 10-15 years have been kind to it, with the addition of a visitors' centre, activities room and a museum to be opened soon. It is not a day's activity but would pass an... More 

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A must see attraction, view from the Tower is one to behold, the Conway room is full of memories, the grave yard is a wonderful place and all this hidden in an industrial area of Birkenhead, the noises from the next door all add to the atmosphere, recent building work has transformed this wonderful place...the staff are also very helpful,... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Returning for a second family visit this month I was made aware of St Mary's Tower a fabulous place to gain the best views of the Wirral and Liverpool iconic waterfront. The 101 steps climb to the top of St Mary's tower was well worth the effort. The staff did not need to convince me it will be an ideal... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A fantastically atmospheric place where you can experience first hand the history of the monks that started the mersey ferries. The tower, all that remains of St Marys Church, has amazing views from the gallery at the top.

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Wirral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I am ashamed to say that I have lived on The Wirral for 30 years and only discovered this amazing gem tonight when I went to see my grandchild here performing"Priory Tales" by Creative Youth Development. The event itself was brilliant and told us the history of the building. I am going back soon to explore it properly. Please go,you... More 

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Was Head choirboy at st Marys Church 1950s-1960s, lived just around the corner in Castle St. Had some great times on Sundays before and after services running around the old grave stones, this was before they dug up the old grave yard for the large dock. The vicars name was Mr Stanley Walker and the Choir Master was Mr Robinson... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Peaceful, beautiful remains of the Priory. Great views across the Mersey and into the shipyard. Those on here complaining about the views into the shipyard need to perhaps remember that Merseyside is famous for its docks and appreciate the monks were the first to cross the Mersey via boat so is actually pretty relevant that you get such a good... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

The Wirral is very proud of this attraction. I used to live down the road from it and didn't aporecuate it until I had left. Definitely worth a visit. Full of history and really interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Birkenhead Priory is a gem - yet even many local people either don't visit or don't even know it is there! An easy walk from both rail and bus stations, even closer to Woodside ferry terminal, the site is right next door to Cammel Laird shipyard and commands spectacular views of the Liverpool skyline. So why is it not more... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

What a fascinating place. Steeped in history with stunning views over the Mersey. Friendly, informative staff. As others have said 'a hidden gem.'

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