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Address: 4 Priory Street, Birkenhead CH41 5JH, England
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+44 151 647 6780

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Atmospheric and interesting

First came here many years ago, but it had been done up since then,making for a much better visitor experience. Explored the ruins, went up the tower to take in the view, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First came here many years ago, but it had been done up since then,making for a much better visitor experience. Explored the ruins, went up the tower to take in the view, and had a look around the small museum. Very good, and a little oasis of calm in the midst of Birkenhead.

Thank SGM67
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unexpected treasure. Went due to rainy day cancelling plans. Lovely little place. Free and ideal for kids. Costumes to try, puppets to play with and art work to have a go at. All in great condition. Naval exhibition run on site, but separately, with a knowledgeable staff / volunteer. Few staff on site, but didn't come out of the office,... More 

Thank Flobert78
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical and very interesting one of the oldest sites on Merseyside, was the first ferry crossing to Liverpool ran by the monks from the Priory.

Thank Malcolm J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great couple of hours with a fantastic tour guide named Mark who was a fountain of Knowledge. His passion for the place shined through and his knowledge about the Priory was just what we needed. Thanks Mark...Great Job.

Thank Rachel B
Prenton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Terrific place to visit near the riverside in Birkenhead next to Cammell Lairds. The buildings feel ancient and there is a wonderful view of the river and Liverpool if you climb the stairs to the top of the Tower. Always open at weekends not always mid-week.

Thank gordonhodgson727
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely restored church with over a 1000 years of history Tied in with the monks tunnels and King Henry 8th dredging the adjacent cemetery turned shipyard, it is just amazing.

1 Thank Chris S
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

I was looking forward to a visit to the priory but could only get to see it from outside the gates.The reason is January it was closed to the public ! never mind I was able to take some good pics and will revisit in the future

1 Thank Barbara R
Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The most amazing and interesting place that tells the history of the monks and there is a small museum showing pieces excavated and the church is stunning, so much so we are getting married there this year, Absolutely well worth the visit.

Thank Keith T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Had a fantastic visit to Birkenhead Priory. We were greeted by a friendly face and given some brilliant information on the priory. With three kids under 10 in tow and lots of rain we still had a great time. Lots of information available in the chapel about the Priory and Birkenhead history. Loved the connection to the Masseys of Dunham... More 

Thank Karen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

This is the oldest priory in wirral. The monks were the first to travel across the Mersey in a boat to get to liverpool. A very warm welcome awaits you. Full of history.

Thank Chris S

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