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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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An oasis of calm

A hidden gem surrounded by rather ugly factories and shipyards. The grounds and ruins are well-maintained. Great 360 degree views from the top of St Mary's Tower, which has about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden gem surrounded by rather ugly factories and shipyards. The grounds and ruins are well-maintained. Great 360 degree views from the top of St Mary's Tower, which has about 100 stairs which are easy to climb, even with a toddler. Ships in the adjacent docks spoil the ambience a little, but are interesting in their own right. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellently kept grounds and great to see the site is being kept nice. Great local history, worth a quick trip if you're close!

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1 Thank Tom B
Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I often go to the priory and have a picnic with my partner and young son, the view from the top of St Mary's Tower is amazing.

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1 Thank DJAJXKP
Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place is a very short distance from where we live, The history of this priory is very interesting and you will not be disappointed

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2 Thank Gerry R
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are in the area a visit is a must, the views from the roof are amazing, great facilities as well

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3 Thank Paddypower49
Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The view from St Mary's tower is breathtaking!The Chapter House is just beautiful!The staff are all so helpful and informative!So much for free!

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3 Thank 687Jane
Northwich, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I had no idea this existed. We only found it because we were trying to drive home and keep as close to the Mersey as possible. I bet a lot of people who live here have no idea it exists either. Its a Benedictine monastery, one of the smallest and poorest in the country, responsible for the first "Ferry Across... More 

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5 Thank neddyb1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The place where Birkenhead grew up from. Lots of history and a trip up St Mary's Tower is a must and well documented. The Priory Chapel is in a league of it's own and a very peaceful and spiritual space. Well worth a visit.

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2 Thank Sue B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

The service at the priory was amazing with your own guide in one of the rooms. You learn a lot about the old cammelaird ships and the old monastery

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4 Thank John Martin B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The Priory is a hidden beauty that has been a special place for our family over the past few years. Well worth a "Ferry 'cross the Mersey." We have had picnics, abseiled St Mary's Tower (twice!), watched 3 Queens come and go as well as listening, learning and having a good old mull. HOW GREAT IS THAT!!

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