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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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Lalor, Australia
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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
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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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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
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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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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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21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 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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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

one of the oldest buildings on Merseyside staff very knowledgeable and are happy to give you as much info as you want regarding this place a must see for history buffs

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Accrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Tucked away in the middle of an industrial estate - the priory was there first the guide will tell you - this is one of the oldest buildings on the Wirral. Steeped in history that the knowledgeable people on site will be happy to share with, this really is an incredible place. It can be a place for a quiet... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great place . Great Great views from the tower and the displays are very good and interesting. Staff was very informative and parts arevery tranquil. Well worth a visit.

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