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Birkenhead Priory

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Birkenhead Priory. Beautiful

A great place to spend some time. Small for a Priory, so easy to get around. Super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TrevorC1345
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A little gem full of local history

The oldest standing building in Merseyside...now if that's not a reason to visit I don't know what... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
281ChrisLM9
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Birkenhead Priory is a unique family outing – experience the history, wonder and beauty of this 850 year old site. As the oldest standing building on Merseyside, the Priory offers a unique insight into the town of Birkenhead and its historical and...more
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4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to spend some time. Small for a Priory, so easy to get around. Super friendly and enthusiastic guides who have excellent information, they really give some "flesh" to the site. An unusual location in the heart of an industrial area. Some might...More

2  Thank TrevorC1345
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The oldest standing building in Merseyside...now if that's not a reason to visit I don't know what is. We were lucky and had Tony Hughes show us around. He's a man with an obvious passion for the Priory and it's history. This visit is free...More

1  Thank 281ChrisLM9
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Toni is fabulous...each one of the volunteers has their own particular interest in the site, whether it is the Conway Chapel or the graves. It is worth coming back several times on different days with our Priory Volunteers. I will make sure Toni hears your...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

At first glances this does not look very interesting but do stop and walk in there are many points of interest about the monks of the priory and the architecture of priory. An added bonus is the walk up the church tower to see the...More

1  Thank MAKANMAKAN
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant gem of a place with amazing views across the Mersey. We climbed the steps up to the top of St Mary’s Tower where you have a 360 degree view. Overlooks the legendary Cammel Laird shipyard. It’s free to enter, has free parking and has...More

1  Thank fonzy
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to visit.fascinating history .climbing up the steps to the bell tower on the wall along the side of staircase is the name of every person on individual plaques who went down with the thesis in 1939.when you get to the bell tower...More

1  Thank helenbyatt
Reviewed 18 July 2018

a quiet space in the middle of industrial dockland well worth a visit. staff very friendly and knowledgeable.

1  Thank Kelsang S
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Many thanks, Kelsang...it is a very special place

Reviewed 13 July 2018

A visit to climb the towwer primarily to get a good view of the shipyards which are refurbishing naval vessels at the moment. Its a great view over the river and when ships pass a good vantage point. Beautifully kept and plenty of explanation.

1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you for your review

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

I love this place. I find it truly fascinating that you can wander through a medieval Priory that is immediately adjacent to a massive world famous shipyard and is right in the middle of a busy industrial estate. The volunteer staff are welcoming and knowledgeable,...More

1  Thank neandermole
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Thank you very much

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Gem of a place and most people don't seem to know about it. I have ancestors here. The view from the tower is worth the trip.

1  Thank bd001e2201
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback... do come again and spread the word.

Reviewed 16 April 2018

I have known about the Priory for decades and yet I am ashamed to say that this was my first visit. However it will not be my last. Hidden among dockand and factories lies this true gem on ancient history. We arrived as it was...More

3  Thank bill04kelly
Abscraft, Public Relations Manager at Birkenhead Priory, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Many thanks. The team at the Priory love having visitors and it is great to get feedback.

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Response from danglemoongroup | Reviewed this property |
There are two rail stations 10 minutes walk away, Birkenhead Central and Hamilton Square.
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