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

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A forgotten piece of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank svoures
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank HelenJane1962
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1 Thank spongeapple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for 'Picnic in the Priory' 2016. Birkenhead's hidden jem. The renovation work at the priory means this historic site is more accessible to all. We had a great view of the Queen Mary and the Liverpool Docks from the Clock Tower. The children all had a great day playing in the grounds. Thank you.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

nice view if you walk the many stairs to the top of the tower, but besides a tourist information shop not much else

1 Thank Freddie2u
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Free car parking is available right in front of the priory. Entrance to all the site buildings is also free. Disabled access via chair lift. The Priory is unexpectedly sandwiched between the Cammell Laird shipyard & a garage. The gardens are impeccably maintained with benches available for picnics & an interesting graveyard populated by local worthies. There is a chapter... More 

1 Thank PAUL M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice stroll from the ferry terminal.. Arrived fairly early and had a tour with one of the guides.. Absolutely beautiful.. So much history all in this beautiful priory.. Bit of a hidden jewel.. Free entry and so worth it

1 Thank stoke-ken
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

firstly, I only visited the St Marys tower part, and the outer grounds. brilliant!! if you like the mersey, shipping, and great views then you have it all here, the tower doesnt look that tall from nearby but its around 100 steps up - I needed a bit of a rest half way up and I am only 44!! 100... More 

1 Thank Nick_Eastwood
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

I was born in Birkenhead and it's very historic to me but it needs more. I remember there used to be monks chanting that gave some atmosphere, there is potential to make it more interesting.

Thank D1046HPsusanc
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

The priory was established as a Benedictine monastery in 1150 and is one of Birkenhead's oldest standing buildings.For nearly 400 years,it's monks farmed the lands,welcomed travellers and operated a ferry across the Mersey to Liverpool.In 1536 it was closed by Henry VIII and the monks dispersed.The Priory is a scheduled Monument with a range of listed buildings ,including the Chapter... More 

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