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Birkenhead Priory

Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
Phone Number: 0151 647 6780
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Birkenhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

popped in here to have a look having never been by before, and you would never suspect this bit of history would survive in an industrial area, very old and sadly not a lot left but what there is is worth snooping at. we went up the tower and got a great view of liverpool and you can watch the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you can find the Priory then go. Free parking, free entry, plenty to see and volunteer guides that know their stuff. The HMS Conway chapel is a gem and, when brought to life by the volunteers who were on the ship, is fascinating. The grounds on a warm sunny day would be idillic - bit cold in winter. We... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We only happened to come across the Priory when we were dropping a lightshade back to Universal Lighting virtually next door. You would never think there would be an historic building between the industrial estate and the dockyard - definitely a hidden gem! Frank was very informative and helpful and the Chapter House has a lovely interior. Worth going up... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Glad we call to see it. It is well looking and kind people are we met. We didn't stay service but had a good look around.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This outstanding and under estimated church is more than a derelict building in the midst of the Wirral river front. This intriguing church represents many things to many people. Religiously it brings our Catholic Christian past to the fore. The development of the immediate and surrounding area would not have been possible without the contribution of the initial Benedictine monks.... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Interesting local history venue - the climb to the top of the old church tower is a must for the views -

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Was initially sceptical when I first walked in as scaffoldings were in place right at the entrance. However thoroughly enjoyed my time here. St Marys tower gave a great panoramic view of bikenhead and over the river mersey. Staff was very enthusiastic and welcoming. We were given a brief tour of the scriptorium and give a very interesting history lesson... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went on a sunny Sunday afternoon not expecting it to be open but were pleasantly surprised by the information about the building that was on offer. We climbed the tower and could see over the river Mersey into the city of Liverpool, to the other side was a huge ship being restored which provided much admiration in its size.... More 

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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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