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

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The oldest building on Merseyside. Tranquil, beautiful and air of calm, just streets away from the urban area.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nigel L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Nigel L
Prenton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Heather U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank svoures
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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

1 Thank HelenJane1962
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5 of 5 stars 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

1 Thank spongeapple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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.

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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 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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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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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

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