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Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
+44 151 652 5197
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Well kept park

I love this park and always enjoy a walk whenever I can. Today I walked through the park into town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shirleyd01
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Great open space

I always walk around this park at my own leisure listening to the birds and watching the squirrels... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Gamdii
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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On Easter Monday 1847, the gates were opened to the very first publicly funded park in the world. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton - Birkenhead Park was created to be the People's Garden - a place where the lowliest peasant to the British Monarch could stand together to enjoy a piece of the countryside in the middle of the city. In 1850, Fredrick Law Olmstead visited the park and with its inspiration, then went on to design and create what is arguably the most famous public park in the world - Central Park New York. In 2004 Birkenhead Park underwent an £11.8million restoration return it to its former glory. Today, Birkenhead Park is a Grade I listed landscape and carries the prestigious Green Heritage Award. It caters for all visitors with a number of sports such as Football, Cricket, Bowls, Angling and cycling, as well a visitors centre and access to some of the original structures around the park.
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“swiss bridge” (14 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
“dog walkers” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
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+44 151 652 5197
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"swiss bridge"
in 14 reviews
"feed the ducks"
in 15 reviews
"dog walkers"
in 9 reviews
"boat house"
in 6 reviews
"fitness trail"
in 4 reviews
"tennis courts"
in 4 reviews
"cricket match"
in 4 reviews
"exercise equipment"
in 4 reviews
"lovely lake"
in 3 reviews
"information centre"
in 3 reviews
"mature trees"
in 3 reviews
"visitor centre cafe"
in 3 reviews
"winter walk"
in 3 reviews
"chinese bridge"
in 3 reviews
"duck pond"
in 3 reviews
"green space"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this park and always enjoy a walk whenever I can. Today I walked through the park into town. It does not take me long and is well worth the time as the park is beautiful this time of the year. It has a...More

Thank shirleyd01
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always walk around this park at my own leisure listening to the birds and watching the squirrels, this park has lots of different routes to take and is fairly clean but make sure you clean your hands if you touch anything as the park...More

Thank Gamdii
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

An interesting lovely park .the lake is lovely and the is a lovely Chinese bridge .you can have some walks around the park .their was some children feeding the ducks the other day with thier parents and grand parents

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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a quick stop here on the way home from New Brighton. Lovely park, hope to visit when the weather is warmer. Lots of squirrels that aren't frightened of people 😂. Nice lake, fenced off which is ideal for little ones, although there are gates...More

1  Thank AmelieJo
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Strapped the kids from 2 families in and off we went to Birkenhead park for a picnic. It was a very pleasant surprise how well managed and kept the park was. There's a café of site and enough space to a kick about while basking...More

2  Thank Michael A
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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Birkenhead park is a great place to visit it has a huge lake where you can feed the ducks and squirrels then go on to the swings enjoying all the free exercise machines on the way . There is a cafe and ice cream vans...More

1  Thank johnhU7405JZ
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

One of the best parks. Stunning scenery and lots of free keep fit equipment. Great visitors centre with a cafe.There are always lots of fun events.

Thank kitkatco
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This is so easy for me to review as I’ve been a regular visitor to this park for 50 years from a baby in a pram to now as a father and grandfather this park has everything for young and not so young alike,from the...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

This park has nice memories for me as i grew up near this large park. There are several entrances to the park,parking is free.There is a visitors centre here which is modern.There is a cafe which serves hot and cold drinks and a seating area...More

Thank PhilfromCheshire
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This park has been used for centuries, as a place for people of all ages, to relax spend time with pets and families, and generally enjoy their surroundings. It's a place of natural beauty, and with the general publics help can remain for evermore

Thank Linda H
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Yadasharon
July 9, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
No tennis courts are free to play on,but you have to bring your own equipment, i don,t mean nets though.And you can park your car on the road outside were you can see it,with a short walk round to the courts, hope that... More
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Amethyst14gem
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi There are no charges for any parking in Birkenhead Park, and vehicles are permitted to park at any point along the carriage drive. We do ask that visitors are considerate and avoid parking in front of gates or pathways... More
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Elaine S
November 16, 2015|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi Elaine Two options - First is to use the merseyrail service from any of the Wirral line stations in Liverpool, get a train to West Kirby or New Brighton and get off at Birkenhead Park Station, just a short walk from... More
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