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Birkenhead Priory

4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
0151 647 6780
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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English first
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful restored( ongoing) priory chapel of the Benedictine monks ,church tower of St Mary's church and outbuildings, the tower is now a memorial to The THETIS and the scriptorium chapel is a wonderfully dedicated memorial to HMS COVENTRY with many great objects and tells a great story. Manned by enthusiasts every We'd to Sunday from 1pm to5pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lived on the Wirral for a long time and somehow only managed to visit here once I had left. 2 lovely gentlemen welcomed us inside and were constantly on hand to answer any questions we had. It's a truly beautiful building. Quite awe inspiring to be honest. Not sure if it's a place you would continue to visit as it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We enjoyed a few hours here, found it very interesting, all the staff were fab very friendly, welcoming & helpful.

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Lalor, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I visited the Priory in October 2011 while staying with friends near Liverpool. This is such an amazing place so full of history and yet hardly known about even by locals. It was great to be able to inspect what remains of the old church and the bell tower and to listen to the history of the property as told... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited today with my husband and son. As soon as we entered we were greeted by two very friendly gentlemen who made us feel very welcome and who were only too willing to share their obvious passion & enthusiasm for the priory. The Chapter House is a very special place, it is a peaceful and serene haven and beautiful... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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47 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The Priory is the oldest standing building in Merseyside. There is a little exhibition explaining its history. The Chapter House is still a lovely place for worship and prayer.The main reason for non-believers to visit, however, is the refurbished St. Mary's Tower. The views across the Mersey are breathtaking. Also, if you are fortunate enough to visit when there is... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Priory was founded in 1150, fifty-seven years before the village across the river received its Charter from King John making Liverpool officially a town. The monks here operated the first ferry across the Mersey. The Priory is not merely the oldest building standing in Birkenhead or Wirral, but in all Merseyside; a fascinating place that has outlived the Victorian... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is an astonishing place, built in 1150 but surrounded by modern ship building yards, an interesting juxtaposition. The priory is lovely with terrific views if you manage to climb the 101 steps of the tower to get a 360 degree view over the Mersey to the Liverpool skyline. There are some poignant memorials in the lobby and the nice... More

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Prenton, United Kingdom
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205 reviews 205 reviews
23 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Have lived in the area for 10 years, it took a Dutch friend visiting to ask to go and see the Priory. I'm kicking myself for having never been before. Beautiful buildings and ruins, excellent helpful staff on site. Views from the Church tower are amazing, both of the Mersey, Liverpool, the Priory grounds AND a real bonus you get... More

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Epping, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

As well as an interesting historic site, the adjacent church tower offers fantastic views over the Mersey. There is also some maritime history and a fascinating room about HMS Conway. The staff are very helpful and informative.

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