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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
Phone Number: 0151 647 6780

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Nice place to visit

Pleasant afternoon and great views across the river to Liverpool. Some interesting history and worth a hour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant afternoon and great views across the river to Liverpool. Some interesting history and worth a hour.

1 Thank t456tt
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last Sunday was a pleasant and sunny October day and I decided to take a walk to revisit the old Priory. Local history tells us that the Monastery was first established by Benedictine monks circa 1150 when they farmed the land and operated a small ferry across the Mersey (the original!). Part of the remaining structure dates back to that... More 

2 Thank Eliane1938
Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little known attraction which offers a tremendous insight into its history and the daily life of a Benedictine Monk. Climb 101 steps to the top of St Mary's Tower and see the magnificent views over the Mersey. There are several buildings to see: The Frater Range, a small museum under The Refectory displaying the Priory's history. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This was a family and friends event and the Priory is the perfect place, I love it! Pay it a visit, there is such a lot of history and the view from St Mary's tower is spectacular!

1 Thank Chezza334
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This priory is stunning. There is a little museum and you are allowed to mooch where you please. There is a little church and some really old gravestones that are interesting to read. You can go up the spire and from up there you have a stunning view over the Wirral.

2 Thank GlumCandy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

This is the oldest building on Merseyside (Liverpool/Birkenhead) dating back to 1150, when monks used to offer rest to travellers. It has kept well and is family friendly. An ideal spot for those who want a brief respite from vibrant Liverpool and the urbanised Wirral Peninsula. A brief stay is advised, as there are no food/drinks shops, which rather than... More 

2 Thank Nigel L
Prenton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

when we arrived I wasn't expecting it to be so good but strolling round it was so nice and calming I will go again

1 Thank Heather U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Most people, even from around Liverpool, probably haven't heard of Birkenhead Priory. It's a pity, because it is the oldest standing building on Merseyside! It's a small building, surrounded by industrial landscape and the river Mersey. I say 'forgotten' in the title of my review because it really seems as if this lovely place has been forgotten. It's surrounded by... More 

2 Thank svoures
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Really glad we bothered to come here. Bigger and more interesting than expected and just lovely to sit on a bench in the grounds and enjoy the calm

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

What a gem never been interested in birkenhead priory but my son wanted to go a stones throw from the queensway tunnel it really is an oasis of tranquility and the views from st mary's tower are breathtaking will return very soon

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