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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
Phone Number: +44 151 647 6780
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Lived on Merseyside for xxx years and never been!!! Was a pleasant enough walk from Woodside ferry - about 10 mins along the river and was amazed how it is tucked down a back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived on Merseyside for xxx years and never been!!! Was a pleasant enough walk from Woodside ferry - about 10 mins along the river and was amazed how it is tucked down a back street and in such good condition. I went with the express task of climbing the tower/spire to take photgraphs into Cammel Laird Shipyard! A great vantage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Priory is buried in the riverside developments in Birkenhead, but is well worth seeking out. The climb up the tower alone makes the visit worthwhile, but the site contains other fascinating exhibits. The museum , with its helpful and well informed staff, includes visits to the old undercroft and several other buildings surviving from the original priory, and if... More 

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

We stumbled upon the Priory on a walk from Woodside Ferry Terminal. The building was awe inspiring and the museum guide who showed us around was very informative. We w not up to the naval part of the church which was very interesting. Would definitely go back when had more time to see everything properly.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really informative and family friendly site with lots to see particularly if you walk up the hundred odd steps to the tower. Great for kids to run up the steps to the fantastic view of Camel Lairds ship building yard, Liverpool and Birkenhead.

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in a small industrial estate the priory has an important place in Wirral history. The priory was established in 1150 and is the site of the first crossing point on the river mersey. The church tower is a remnant of the former St Marys church parts of which disappeared in the making of the mersey tunnel and the expansion... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit even if you don't have kids .very informative a great day out . Nice view and it was very local

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Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

It's a lovely priory which is in the middle of an industrial estate but don't let this put you off.Climb the tower for some amazing views.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

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

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

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 

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

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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