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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 22, 2016
Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank Anna B
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

Thank RoshanWATA
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 

Thank Howard-Liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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 

Thank David A
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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.

Thank Julie S
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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.

Thank Ellie P
Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 November 6, 2016 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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