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Birkenhead Park

Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
+44 151 652 5197
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Mini Central Park

The Yanks copied this parks layout for Central Park in New York a quite have in a busy town great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ian L
Amazing park

Lots to do with something always going on from fayre’s to fitness classes and everything in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris M
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On Easter Monday 1847, the gates were opened to the very first publicly funded park in the world. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton - Birkenhead Park was created to be the People's Garden - a place where the lowliest peasant to the British Monarch could stand together to enjoy a piece of the countryside in the middle of the city. In 1850, Fredrick Law Olmstead visited the park and with its inspiration, then went on to design and create what is arguably the most famous public park in the world - Central Park New York. In 2004 Birkenhead Park underwent an £11.8million restoration return it to its former glory. Today, Birkenhead Park is a Grade I listed landscape and carries the prestigious Green Heritage Award. It caters for all visitors with a number of sports such as Football, Cricket, Bowls, Angling and cycling, as well a visitors centre and access to some of the original structures around the park.
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  • Average3%
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“swiss bridge” (14 reviews)
“dog walkers” (9 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (15 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
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+44 151 652 5197
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"swiss bridge"
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"dog walkers"
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"feed the ducks"
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"boat house"
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"exercise equipment"
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"tennis courts"
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"cricket match"
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"lovely lake"
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"information centre"
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"mature trees"
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"visitor centre cafe"
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"winter walk"
in 3 reviews
"chinese bridge"
in 3 reviews
"duck pond"
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"green space"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yanks copied this parks layout for Central Park in New York a quite have in a busy town great for kids and a break from the bussel.

Thank ian L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to do with something always going on from fayre’s to fitness classes and everything in between! With beautiful lakes and paths to rockeries and and large fields this park is perfect for a walk or a run! Even if these aren’t your thing there’s...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park with stunning horticulture and architecture. Well worth a visit and a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I was studying in Liverpool, I was hosted by an English family living in Birkenhead, near the park. I loved walking there and relaxing. It was full of squirrels and ducks. The landscape is worth it. I definitely recommend it

Thank Eli Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park can be overlooked because we drive passed it on are way to Liverpool, Birkenhead and so on ? But once you stop and step inside you are pleasantly surprised. With its winding paths to a beautiful lake squirrels on every turn , rhododendron...More

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We run weekly at Parkrun on a Saturday & often come to the visitors centre for a coffee & ice cream after enjoying a family walk. Lovely kids park and dog friendly!

Thank LandJaccount R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up playing in this park, among others, and with all the stories about it being the "model" for New York's Central Park. To a child, it was a fascinating place, full of hidden corners and different "landscapes" to utilise for the imagination. Having...More

Thank Dave K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grown up around this park and it's looked after rather well by the community, it's pretty big which is useful in the summer months so you arent sitting / walking on top of people. There was exercise equipment some of which has been ruined by...More

Thank Nicky R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birkenhead Park is excellent, it is excellent for walking, jogging and cycling. The park is well maintained, very tidy and has plenty to do, which include sports clubs, disability cycling, parks, climbing and crafts. The staff at the visitor centre are friendly and welcoming.

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great afternoon out in the sunshine. What a fantastic place offering everything we needed for a relaxing, informative walk.

Thank Keith B
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Yadasharon
9 July 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
No tennis courts are free to play on,but you have to bring your own equipment, i don,t mean nets though.And you can park your car on the road outside were you can see it,with a short walk round to the courts, hope that... More
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Amethyst14gem
13 August 2016|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi There are no charges for any parking in Birkenhead Park, and vehicles are permitted to park at any point along the carriage drive. We do ask that visitors are considerate and avoid parking in front of gates or pathways... More
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Elaine S
16 November 2015|
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Response from Chris O | Property representative |
Hi Elaine Two options - First is to use the merseyrail service from any of the Wirral line stations in Liverpool, get a train to West Kirby or New Brighton and get off at Birkenhead Park Station, just a short walk from... More
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