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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
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+44 151 647 6780
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Oldest building in Birkenhead

Terrific place to visit near the riverside in Birkenhead next to Cammell Lairds. The buildings feel ancient and there is a wonderful view of the river and Liverpool if you climb... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Prenton, United Kingdom
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Prenton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific place to visit near the riverside in Birkenhead next to Cammell Lairds. The buildings feel ancient and there is a wonderful view of the river and Liverpool if you climb the stairs to the top of the Tower. Always open at weekends not always mid-week.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restored church with over a 1000 years of history Tied in with the monks tunnels and King Henry 8th dredging the adjacent cemetery turned shipyard, it is just amazing.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to a visit to the priory but could only get to see it from outside the gates.The reason is January it was closed to the public ! never mind I was able to take some good pics and will revisit in the future

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

The most amazing and interesting place that tells the history of the monks and there is a small museum showing pieces excavated and the church is stunning, so much so we are getting married there this year, Absolutely well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Had a fantastic visit to Birkenhead Priory. We were greeted by a friendly face and given some brilliant information on the priory. With three kids under 10 in tow and lots of rain we still had a great time. Lots of information available in the chapel about the Priory and Birkenhead history. Loved the connection to the Masseys of Dunham... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

This is the oldest priory in wirral. The monks were the first to travel across the Mersey in a boat to get to liverpool. A very warm welcome awaits you. Full of history.

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

Birkenhead Priory is the oldest building on the Wirral and well worth a visit, the views from the tower over the Liverpool Waterfront are incredible as is th view of the ship yard. The staff on duty were very helpful and enthused about the Priory.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

The priory is now situated in the middle of an industrial area but it allows you to totally escape to the times when the monks had the 'Ferry Cross the Mersey'. The Church and the Priory take you back to a place we can't even imagine in today's society. It is very humbling but also represents our heritage

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We visited the Priory specifically to view the HMS Conway Chapel and Museum and very much enjoyed this wonderful hidden gem. The staff were exceptionally well-informed and made our visit extremely interesting. We will definitely make a return trip to Birkenhead Priory and spend more time exploring it's history.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

It was great to see this 850 years old British heritage site. Looks beautiful. I've heard that It is the oldest standing building on Merseyside. Didn't go inside but it's on the list now. A must visit place

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