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Birkenhead Park

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Address: Birkenhead CH41 4HY, England
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+44 151 652 5197
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

On Easter Monday 1847, the gates were opened to the very first publicly...

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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Superb Park, a jewel

Wonderful place to walk, relax or exercise. Well kept and should be used more. Who needs a garden with this on the door step. Fantastic.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wirral, Cheshire
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place for a wander great for children to play and or picnic with open spaces, ponds ,ducks etc. A lovely cafe and exhibition centre in one of the parks

Thank valerie6137
Wirral, Cheshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place to walk, relax or exercise. Well kept and should be used more. Who needs a garden with this on the door step. Fantastic.

Thank L3rxst
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visit here regularly, a very lovely walking and picnic spot on a lovely sunny day! It's a big park, dog and children friendly. Highly recommend for a chilled day!

Thank ames1990
Warrington, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous furniture. Lots of choice. High quality. Friendly staff. Had everything you could possibly want for your home.

Thank nursey1972
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been here a few times as I live near by, while it does get busy it is a beautiful place, very vast as it has a road down the middle, there are ponds on both sides with plenty of paths to guide you round and lots of grass to chill out on. There is a child's play area... More 

Thank aly-fea
Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This park was the one they modelled Central Park in America on believe it or not, it's a real sanctuary away from the bustle. Loads of ponds and bird and people fishing - really worth a visit to sit and have lunch or a picnic when it's warmer.

Thank underpantshamper2017
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to work in Birkenhead for a day and on lunch i quickly nipped into the park for lunch. It's claim to fame is being the tester for Central Park, aside from that i really liked the lakes and pagodas it's picturesque, it's just a lovely break from the city.

Thank Amelia H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable morning exploring this historical park. Parking is free. Head to The Vistors Centre and pick up a map, the lady who helped us was brilliant especially with my eight year old son, explaining in a couple of minutes the history of the park but in a way which caputured all our interest. Couple of different walks, but... More 

Thank Cwmffynonau
Bromborough, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

I frequently pop here during lunch hours. I lovely park which has been improved with the addition of the visitor centre/cafe.

Thank WalSue
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This Public Park is split into 2 parts with the first part with its Iconic Stunning Historical Park Entrance Based at The Park road North Side of the Town Near to the Location of the Queens Hotel Public House where You can refresh with drop of your favourite Tipple or taste one of the Uk's Finest ales. On entering the... More 

Thank Tim G

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